Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
News and Features
As the hunger strike approaches its 100th day on May 17, 100 prisoners are refusing food.
With huge profits at stake, CCA and the Geo Group are pushing discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.
By providing free instruments, we use music to help rehabilitate prison inmates.
Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.
The time has never been better to stop this colossal waste of money, resources and, most importantly, lives.
As people who have devoted our lives to forging a more peaceful and just world, we salute Manning's courage and condemn his treatment at the hands of the government.
As a federal district judge in Iowa, I have sentenced a staggering number of low-level drug addicts to long prison terms. This is not justice.
As a movement against punitive segregation in local prisons and jails, a new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union reveals more disturbing details than ever before.
In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.
Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.