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Where A Quarter Of The World's Prison Population Is May Surprise You

Upworthy | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Here in the U.S., we seem to treat prison as the answer to every issue. Drugs? Violence? Some prison time ought to fix that, right?...

Mass Incarceration: A Great Social Injustice

Michael Santos | Posted 05.05.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

I am one of those people who've been released from prison, but I'm still stuck in the criminal justice system.

The Truth About Private Prisons

Los Angeles Review Of Books | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

IN THEORY, PRIVATELY RUN PRISONS are simply another municipal resource that for-profit management companies like the Corrections Corporation of Americ...

Juvenile In Justice

Alan Moore | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Alan Moore

Bring me more children Juvenile courts in the U.S. annually process an estimated 1.7 million cases of youth charged with a delinquency offense -- app...

White House Aims To Curb Prison Rape

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ordered federal, state and local officials Thursday to adopt zero tolerance for prison rape as it issued m...

Is This The Future Of Prisons?

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) Courtesy of Andreas Tjeldflaat and Greg Knobloch With the guidance of their instruc...

Politics in America: Ignoring Fiscal Responsibility and Opposing Meaningful Reforms

Michael Santos | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

We are a weaker country because of mismanagement by government leaders. Misguided government leadership has hindered my life in numerous ways throughout the 24 years that I have served in prison so far.

The 40-Year War On American Families: It's Time To End This Madness!

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

40 years ago today, President Nixon declared America's "War on Drugs," a failed war that continues to have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of Americans. On this day, let's work harder to end the madness of ineffective drug policies.

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Christian Poveda: French Filmmaker Killed In El Salvador; 1 Arrested

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A French filmmaker who spent years documenting the brutality and desperation of a Salvadoran street gang has been fo...

America's 10 Cushiest Prisons

ABC News | ASHER HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's looking like a lifetime sentence at one of the nation's cushiest prisons for world-class fraudster Bernard Madoff. The record-setting scammer is ...

States pull back after decades of get-tough laws

AP | DEBORAH HASTINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the last four decades, the laws of the land were all about dropping the hammer on crime by locking away criminals for a very long time. Some carr...