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Jails and Prisons
Jails and Prisons news and analysis from The Nation
April 21, 2017
Why Is Arkansas Rushing to Execute Its Prisoners?
The overseers of our capital punishment system are increasingly standing alone.
April 21, 2017
Why Are Bureaucrats—Not Judges—Deciding Whether Terminally Ill Prisoners Die Behind Bars?
This is not how our “compassionate release” system is supposed to work.
April 17, 2017
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children
Abusive treatment, coerced confessions, and deprivation of counsel and parental contact—at any one time, hundreds of kids are in lockup in violation of basic human rights.
April 12, 2017
Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Is Closing, But Will Life for Undocumented Immigrants in Maricopa County Really Change?
Maricopa County’s new sheriff says he’ll still work with ICE to detain immigrants suspected of being deportable.
April 6, 2017
Chris Hayes: Donald Trump Is a Law-and-Order President In the Worst Possible Way
Plus: Sarah Posner on evangelical politics and Gary Younge on kids who have been killed by guns.
Start Making Sense
March 31, 2017
Meet the New Social Change Coalition: ‘The Majority’
A new coalition is challenging Trump’s agenda with a radical vision of their own.
March 8, 2017
What Happens if You’re Too Poor to Pay Bail?
Money bail just does not work, and preys on society’s most vulnerable.
March 2, 2017
America’s Most Notorious Prison Was Supposed to Be Closed by Now
What will become of the 41 detainees remaining at Guantánamo?
Karen J. Greenberg
February 24, 2017
Memo Restoring Use of Private Prisons Is Good News for One Company
There is an obvious trail from Jeff Sessions to a major contractor.
February 22, 2017
This Building Was Once a Notorious Women’s Prison. Now It’s Becoming a Center for Feminist Organizing.
Formerly incarcerated women are helping plan the transformation of Bayview Correctional Facility into a Women’s Building.