Liliana Segura is Associate Editor of The Nation. She also writes about prisons and harsh sentencing. Follow her on Twitter at @lilianasegura.
A new ACLU report shows the staggering number of prisoners serving life without parole. In Louisiana, more than 90 percent are black.
Paul Butler used to send people to prison for drugs. Now he supports letting guilty drug offenders go.
How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.
Meet the corporations who are profiting off our prison system.
Obama’s attorney general promised a new approach to criminal justice—but prosecutors can still block meaningful change.
With his criminal record dragged into the light, Cleveland “hero” Charles Ramsey is being widely defended as more than his violent past. Can we learn from this?
Witnesses say they saw Timothy McKinney shoot an off-duty police officer in 1997. But their stories have changed—and the DA’s office has been caught hiding evidence in death penalty trials.
Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is on a mission to show his Sundance-award winning movie, The House I Live In, to prisoners across the country. On a Friday in December, he went to New Yor}ks biggest jail.
For family members of death row prisoners, including those who have been executed, gatherings like the March for Abolition are a critical lifeline, and a link to a desperately needed community.