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Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Corrections Corporation of America

It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.

Blogs

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014

An ex-deputy testified in court about the culture of abuse pervading Los Angeles County jails.

June 4, 2014

A federal settlement to eliminate the use of seclusion on juvenile offenders is the first of its kind.

May 21, 2014

International organizations have said the seclusion of youth in custody amounts to torture.

May 15, 2014

Seventy percent of incarcerated women are mothers.

May 9, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

Obama has so far granted fewer pardons than any modern US president.

April 21, 2014