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Jails and Prisons
News and Analysis from The Nation on Jails and Prisons
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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.
February 20, 2017
What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Once They Fall Into ICE’s Hands?
In New York, undocumented immigrants can languish in abominable detention centers for months or even years.
January 23, 2017
Why It Matters That an Imprisoned Domestic-Violence Survivor Was Granted Clemency
Only three survivors have been granted clemency in New York State history. Will others follow?
January 22, 2017
Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer Got Punched—You Can Thank the Black Bloc
A dispatch from inside the J20 protests.
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January 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning Will Be Free!
How Obama came to commute Manning’s sentence, and what her leaks revealed about America.
January 13, 2017
Many Need Clemency Before Trump Takes Office. Here’s What You Can Do to Help
For some, this may be their last chance.
January 10, 2017
Call Your Senators Today and Demand That They Reject Jeff Sessions
Republicans are trying to rush through his confirmation. Tell your senators you won’t stand for it.
January 9, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
Sessions’s extreme views on crime and punishment are a throwback to the darkest chapters in American history.
January 6, 2017
As Trump’s Inauguration Looms, the Window to Release Guantánamo Detainees Is Closing
Detainees cleared for release fear the Trump administration, which is all but certain to continue indefinite detention.