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President Obama should follow Attorney General Eric Holder’s lead and commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders.
There are over two million men and women incarcerated in the United States and most cannot afford to call their families.
The death of Billy “Guero” Sell will not be the last, warn advocates for prisoners refusing to eat or work.
Aamer, the last British resident still imprisoned at Guantánamo, has faced ongoing retaliation for speaking out against his detention. Now The Nation has evidence that he may be sent to Saudi Arabia.
For inmates with disabilities who are routinely denied their mental or physical needs, incarceration can be a nightmarish fight for survival.
The strikers are calling for an end to long-term solitary confinement and better prison conditions.
How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.
Following a landmark court ruling, the state is on deadline to release tens of thousands of people from prison. Is it succeeding?
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.