Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.
Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.
For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.
The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.
With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.
The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”
A judge has permitted the partial release of long-sealed Attica papers, but the full story of the assault remains hidden.
After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.
Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence.
Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
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