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The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

What about the 178 women who will be released from US prisons every day of the year?

Alberto Gonzales's nomination to succeed John Ashcroft as Attorney General put the Abu Ghraib torture scandal back on the front pages, since he was directly implicated, as White House counsel, in

Did anyone in the Bush White House cast an uneasy eye over the new indictment of Gen. Augusto Pinochet?

Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.

In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
rel

Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

So there were WMDs in Iraq after all. They're called digital cameras.
Partly because of them, the United States faces one of the most
humiliating defeats in imperial history.

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Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.

September 30, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

Inmates and activists unite to stop prisoner abuse at Rikers Island Prison.

August 14, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014