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Pelican Bay State Prison

The strikers are calling for an end to long-term solitary confinement and better prison conditions.

Guantanamo Protest

How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.

California prison overcrowding

Following a landmark court ruling, the state is on deadline to release tens of thousands of people from prison. Is it succeeding?

Guantanamo protest

As the hunger strike approaches its 100th day on May 17, 100 prisoners are refusing food.

US-Mexico border

With huge profits at stake, CCA and the Geo Group are pushing discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.

By providing free instruments, we use music to help rehabilitate prison inmates.

Weldon Angelos

Cases like that of Weldon Angelos, who was given a fifty-five-year sentence for selling marijuana, cry out for mercy. But calls for clemency have fallen on deaf ears.

The time has never been better to stop this colossal waste of money, resources and, most importantly, lives.

Bradley Manning

As people who have devoted our lives to forging a more peaceful and just world, we salute Manning's courage and condemn his treatment at the hands of the government.

Prisoner

As a federal district judge in Iowa, I have sentenced a staggering number of low-level drug addicts to long prison terms. This is not justice.

Blogs

Texas consistently has some of the highest national rates of prison rape.

April 2, 2014

Jerome Murdough was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell after it had reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

March 20, 2014

The proposal would reduce sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers by about a year.

March 13, 2014

You won’t believe what some leading conservatives had to say about criminal justice reform this week—because they were actually right. 

March 7, 2014

The unlikely allies are leading a push to reform sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenders.

March 4, 2014

Solitary Watch reports that eight to nine prisoners are taking part in the strike, held at the federal government’s highest-security prison.

February 27, 2014

The agreement also includes a ban on the use of solitary confinement to discipline pregnant inmates.

February 19, 2014

They are using their fame, however sudden and unexpected, to champion prison reform in Russia, the United States and around the world.

February 11, 2014

Human Rights Watch finds that private probation companies are fostering a new form of debtors’ prisons.

February 6, 2014