Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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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.
The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus and Senator Tom Harkin offer smart alternatives to the GOP's extremist agenda.
State taxpayers have thrown away millions on shoddy facilities--and legislators think the solution is to bar them from oversight.
To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.
A lack of local democracy and equal protection has led to the collapse of the American criminal justice system.
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