Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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As they serve prison time, offenders are slapped with fees they can't pay, creating a vicious cycle.
A teacher discovers that sixty years after its publication, Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country still stirs deep emotions about fathers and errant sons.
The Warriors will miss this year's NBA playoffs, but they can still be winners by reaching out to at-risk youth in Oakland.
This year nearly 700,000 inmates in US prisons will be granted their freedom. And in a rare act of bipartisanship, a new law provides millions to rehabilitate them.
In California, sex offenders face the specter of incarceration without end.
In response to a crime wave, police are imprisoning a record number of nonviolent offenders.
How did the American criminal justice system go so wrong?
Dear George Bush: Don't stop with Scooter Libby. Why not go all the way and pardon everyone unfairly held behind bars?
Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that every American bears. Allowing prisoners to vote will keep us honest.
America now leads the world in the number of people behind bars. But
hope is emerging that state governments and the courts will seek to hold back
the hand of the carceral state.