The state of New Jersey has saved millions of dollars by relying on prison labor to refurbish furniture in the governor’s office.
The right to a lawyer is a key protection against unjust prison sentences, but public defenders are overwhelmed and under-resourced.
The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?
Andersen first heard about the Attica uprising during a stint on Rikers Island. His new play brings the rebellion to life at the Public Theater.
The MacArthur Foundation’s $75 million pledge shows that political momentum is clearly on the side of reform.
Since age 12, Cadeem Gibbs has struggled to reconcile his desire to learn with his incarceration.
Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.
As of last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.
New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.
And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.