Nation Topics - Jails and Prisons
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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.
With Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the prison becomes a permanent fixture.
Communication Management Units, the highly restrictive prisons holding mostly Arab and Muslim men, continue to operate outside the law, with no oversight.
Gitmo in the present millennium is no departure at all from the American tradition in Guantánamo Bay.
The longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.