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17% Of The Prison Population Has Hepatitis C, Here’s How That Could Change
What Are People Saying About the Stanford Case?
Governor Restores Voting Rights To More Than 200,000 Formerly Convicted Virginians
Alabama Governor Blames Prisoner Uprisings On “Overcrowding And Understaffing”
Where Might Remaining Guantanamo Detainees Be Sent If The Camp Closes?
How Do Companies Make Money From Incarceration?
After Decades In Solitary Confinement Judge Orders Last Member of Angola 3 Released
Feeling the Bern or Ready for Hillary? Where The Democrats Stand on Criminal Justice
After 16 Years in Prison DNA Evidence Leads to Exoneration
Thousands of Prisoners Released After Drug Sentences Reduced, But One in Three May Face Deportation
Clinton Campaign Will Stop Taking Cash from Private Prison Companies’ PACs and Lobbyists
Prison Phone Call Rates Capped
Georgia Denies Kelly Gissendaner Clemency Despite Pope’s Pleas
Texas Provides Virginia with Lethal Injection Drugs Amid National Shortage
Appeals Court Overturns Murder Sentences for Three of the Elkhart Four
Appeals Court Grants Last-Minute Stay of Execution for Richard Glossip
Oklahoma Execution Looms but Lawyers say Richard Glossip “Sentenced to Death Because He’s Poor
Inmate Firefighters Are on the Frontlines of Fighting the West Coast’s Wildfires
California First State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Affirmation Surgery
Transgender Woman Who Took California to Court Over Cost of Surgery to be Paroled
Should Prisoners Pay Medical Bills?
“The Punishment Simply Does Not Fit The Crime”: President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform (VIDEO)
California Hunger Strikes Two Years On: What Has Changed?
Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty
Witness Testimony From Attica Prison Uprising Released for First Time
Pennsylvania’s “Revictimization Relief Act” Struck Down by Federal Judge
Columbia Students Sit-In For Prison Divestment
After Prisonville: What Next For Willacy?
San Diego Rapper Facing 25 Years To Life For Mixtape Could Have Case Dismissed
Captive Nation: Dan Berger on Black Prison Organizing and Mass Incarceration
What’s Up with the Koch Brothers and Criminal Justice Reform?
Protest Over Medical Services Sparks Prisoner Uprising At Controversial Private Prison in Texas
California Follows Vermont in Providing Condoms to State Prisoners
Should Architects Design Buildings Used For Executions And Isolation?
From Chicago’s North Side to Guantánamo: Former Detective Accused of Torture
Pennsylvania Puts Death Penalty on Hold
Consequences of a “Hate Crime”: From a Fire on a Bus to Seven Years Prison
New Challenge To Pennsylvania Law Restricting Mumia Abu-Jamal And Other Prisoners’ Speech
A Year in Criminal Justice
‘Tis The Season For Clemency
Christmas Behind Bars
DC Mayor Withdraws Proposed Jail Health Care Contract Amidst Controversy
Wisconsin Woman Jailed Under ‘Cocaine-Mom’ Law
‘Chipping Away At The System’: Maya Schenwar on Alternatives to Our ‘Justice’ System
Listen: California Attorney General “Shocked” By Her Own Department’s Arguments Against Parole
Clinton-Era Law Costing Death Row Prisoners Chance At Appeal
Prop 47 Passes: California Wobbles Towards Sentencing Reform
Prison Baseball: San Quentin’s World Series