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This Valentine's Day you might want to steer clear of Victoria's Secret, unless you like your lingerie made by prisoners.

Can Congress build a platform to change America's juvenile justice system?

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?

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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