Beyond the age of mass incarceration
This project is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. (More)
A class developed in Duluth, Minnesota, has heavily influenced how domestic abusers are rehabilitated across the U.S. But critics question whether it works.
Drug companies are courting jails and judges through sophisticated marketing efforts.
Paroled from prison, Kelly Savage entered a world that could feel as restrictive as the one she left.
Incarcerated people who are dying can apply for “compassionate release” in some states—but very few of them get it. This is the story of one who did.
Women in jail typically have limited prenatal support and return to custody soon after giving birth. One program is testing a different approach.
A nonprofit is trying to match newly released prisoners with hosts who can support them. But it’s hard to find funding for unconventional ideas.
Slack, one of Silicon Valley’s more diverse companies, has hired three formerly incarcerated coders.
Where mistrust between communities and law enforcement runs high, can people with criminal histories bridge the gap?
Arrestees who are mentally incompetent to stand trial are supposed to be sent for treatment. But thousands are being warehoused in jails for months without a conviction.
Jails and prisons are becoming substance-abuse treatment facilities—even for those who haven’t been accused of a crime.
Bill Clinton took responsibility for contributing to mass incarceration. He has yet to say he’s sorry for his role in mass deportation.
My friend Twist and I are both incarcerated. But I’m getting a college degree, and he, like most prisoners in recent decades, hasn’t been able to.
Dozens of states and D.C. have restricted when companies can ask about job applicants’ criminal records—but many aren’t following the rules.
When a longtime resident started stealing her neighbors’ Amazon packages, she entered a vortex of smart cameras, Nextdoor rants, and cellphone surveillance.
As a progressive district attorney in one of the reddest states, Dallas County’s John Creuzot is a controversial figure.
Teens are paying the price for school-shooting threats—whether they’re real or not.
Imprisoned for decades for a crime he committed as a juvenile, “Red Dog” Fennell was released as an old man into a baffling world.
One company has become the biggest provider of jail health care. Sheriffs are worried: “If you’re the only dance in town, you can pretty much call your own shots.”
Why aren’t more cities using it?
FOIA documents and a whistle-blower uncover how the Obama and Trump administrations used solitary in ways that critics say are arbitrary, cruel, and in violation of federal rules.
A campaign for suffrage is growing inside prisons. Is anyone listening?