Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.
What will Pennsylvania do with prisoners like Sharon Wiggins, who has been locked up for more than forty years for a crime she committed at 17?
How does having too many postage stamps in prison land you alone in a bathroom-sized cell, 23 hours each day for a month?
As states like Mississippi reject solitary confinement, this “blue” state leads the nation in the use of “disciplinary segregation.” Or as prisoners call it: torture.
“Captured in Somalia in 2003, Suleiman Abdallah was one of the ‘disappeared’ prisoners of the ‘war on terror.’ When I finally found him years later, he was a broken man.”
A new database is being called the “Wikipedia of Innocence” for its unprecedented look at wrongful convictions.
Why is a first-world country imprisoning its children for life?
Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could today’s Supreme Court ruling against juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?
Prison labor as the past—and future—of American “free-market” capitalism.
A DOJ probe into the mental health program at a medium security prison could put solitary confinement on trial.
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