Where do you live? For most people, that’s an easy question to answer when the census comes around. It’s much harder for those locked up…View More Opinion | You’ve Heard About Gerrymandering. What Happens When It Involves Prisons?
In a far-reaching move that will fundamentally change life behind bars in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday signed into law a bill…View More New York Will End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails
The United States has made some progress in reducing the shockingly large share of the population that lives behind bars, mostly by dialing back the…View More Opinion | Too Many People Are Locked Up for Small Thefts
We Learned <br> What Was Possible Across America, the past year has seen once-unimaginable experiments in housing, criminal justice, education and more. They have worked…View More Opinion | The Coronavirus Made the Radical Possible
We had to get out of the house. My wife and two sons, ages 11 and 14, were dying for a bit of adventure, and…View More Opinion | Desperate for Distraction, We Chose Dragons
MOSCOW — While doing time in a Russian penal colony, Aleksandr Y. Margolin saw prisoners savagely beat another inmate, and from that point on, the…View More What Awaits Navalny in Russia’s Brutal Penal Colony System
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Wednesday on two Venezuelan officials for their roles in sending six American oil executives to prison on…View More U.S. Penalizes Venezuelan Officials Involved in Imprisoning 6 American Oil Executives
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and longtime companion of Jeffrey Epstein who is charged with contributing to his abuse of teenage girls more than two…View More Judge Rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s $28.5 Million Bail Proposal
SACRAMENTO — A rash of fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims filed under the names of jail and prison inmates, including more than 100 on death row,…View More Unemployment Scam Using Inmates’ Names Costs California Hundreds of Millions
Two former detention officers and their bosses forced jail inmates to listen to novelty children’s song Baby Shark on repeat, it is claimed. Gregory Cornell…View More Prison guards 'tortured inmates by playing Baby Shark on repeat'
Prison officer, 38, who had an affair with an inmate at HMP Norwich is spared jail after judge rules her ‘lack of training’ was partly…View More Prison officer, 38, who had an affair with an inmate is spared jail
A lawsuit filed in federal court on Wednesday accused a for-profit jail in Texas of civil rights violations, including neglect and abuse, that led to…View More For-Profit Jail Is Accused of Abuse After Death of Woman With H.I.V.
Prisoners are more vulnerable than ever to the twin crises of the pandemic and a historic wildfire season. By Tim Arango and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs As…View More For Prisoners in the West, the Virus and the Wildfires Are Colliding Threats
JALALABAD/KABUL (REUTERS) – At least three bombs exploded outside a jail compound in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday (Aug 2), officials said…View More Multiple bombs explode outside jail compound in Afghanistan