Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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Our nation's two-decade spree of building prisons and sentencing even nonviolent criminals to long spells inside them has produced a staggering number of incarcerated people in America--more than
Thirteen-year-old Idalmin Santana has a ready smile and long braids. She lives with a foster family in Jamaica, Queens, because her parents are in prison.
In Iraq's media war, US troops are imprisoning and abusing Arab journalists.
The US prison system is exacting an increasingly heavy toll, both financial and human.
In 2002, Republicans on a House Judiciary subcommittee trained their sights on an unlikely target: conservative Judge James Rosenbaum, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Minnesota Distr
Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.
In his State of the Union speech this past January, President Bush
appeared to make a compassionate gesture toward children with
incarcerated parents when he proposed an initiative that would i
Kathy Boudin's parole from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility after
twenty-two years is welcome and overdue.
A budget crisis and a prison boom make the states a vanguard for drug reform.
The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,
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