Jails and Prisons

The Prison Dilemma: Getting Past the Punitive Turn The Prison Dilemma: Getting Past the Punitive Turn

Anne-Marie Cusac examines the punitive turn in the criminal justice system.

Jun 17, 2009 / Books & the Arts / Robert Perkinson

The War Against the ‘War on Drugs’ The War Against the ‘War on Drugs’

Economic necessity and shifting mores are changing the nation's approach to incarceration.

Jun 17, 2009 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Dead Souls Dead Souls

Life sentences without possibility of parole contribute to the ever-expanding gulag of our criminal justice system.

Apr 15, 2009 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Webb’s Prison Crusade Webb’s Prison Crusade

The Virginia senator's willingness to take up this cause is evidence that the culture gap may be closing.

Apr 15, 2009 / Editorial / Chris Hayes

Guantánamo at Home Guantánamo at Home

Terror suspects are held in US prisons on dubious evidence under inhumane conditions.

Apr 2, 2009 / Feature / Jeanne Theoharis

Charles Barkley and Sheriff Joe’s Special Treatment Charles Barkley and Sheriff Joe’s Special Treatment

The embattled NBA Hall of Famer is perhaps the only figure who can expose "America's Toughest Sheriff" as the abusive bigot he is.

Mar 12, 2009 / Column / Dave Zirin

Bailout for Bankers? Indictments From Inmates Bailout for Bankers? Indictments From Inmates

Americans behind bars weigh in on the corporate crooks who continue to get away with their crimes.

Feb 24, 2009 / Feature / Joseph H. Cooper

Your Valentine, Made in Prison Your Valentine, Made in Prison

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

Feb 12, 2009 / Feature / Beth Schwartzapfel

Camp Bucca: Iraq’s Guantánamo Bay Camp Bucca: Iraq’s Guantánamo Bay

What will the United States do with 20,000 Iraqis in legal limbo?

Oct 8, 2008 / Feature / David Enders

Juvenile Junction Juvenile Junction

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

Sep 15, 2008 / Feature / Will Di Novi

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