Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.
Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea.
Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison.
A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system.
Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.
How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop
It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.
But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.