Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA and American Furies. His latest book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, was published by Nation Books in September.
Iraq is changing lives and political sentiments in a small Midwest town.
Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.
The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.
A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.
Just-released inmates with infectious diseases need continuous treatment.