Men of color are overrepresented in isolation, while whites are typically underrepresented.
A new study offers data on the continued use of solitary confinement, and a corrections leader weighs in on the practice’s future.
The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.
With 79 new grants, he’s set a modern-era record for presidents.
A whole-family approach shows promise in keeping young offenders out of prison.
A younger sister shares her profound grief for a brother who can’t seem to escape a cycle of crime and prison.
One advocate describes what happens in a family when a child is behind bars.
A sibling bond that could not be broken by incarceration.
What happens when the only life you’ve known has been in an institution?
Thousands of young people are sent to prison every day, leaving behind scores of brothers and sisters researchers know very little about.
Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.
A new program might signal the feds’ readiness to get more involved in local policing practices.
Sentenced to life in prison for dealing drugs, Jason Hernandez wrote his way into a commutation from President Obama.
In her new documentary, the filmmaker explores how the Thirteenth Amendment led to an epidemic of mass incarceration in the United States.
Two sets of data out this week poke holes in the popular theory.
It might be making neighborhoods less safe.
Homicides are up nationally, along with other violent crimes—and a close look at San Antonio provides some context.
Yet there’s still a great deal we don’t know about Latinos and the criminal justice system.
Dozens of higher education institutions in New York state will stop asking applicants whether they have past criminal convictions.