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President Obama to End Solitary Confinement for Federal Juvenile Offenders

President Obama to End Solitary Confinement for Federal Juvenile Offenders

“The United States is a nation of second chances, but the experience of solitary confinement too often undercuts that second chance.”

At Least Six Minority Women Died in Prison This Month

At Least Six Minority Women Died in Prison This Month

While it may seem like there are more deaths of minorities in jail then ever, the likely truth is that the stories of those who have died are getting more attention.

NYC Will Eliminate Bail for Non-Violent Defendants

NYC Will Eliminate Bail for Non-Violent Defendants

In NYC, 14% of defendants, amounting to 45,500 people, are held on bail.

Brazilian Prison Inmates Are Tripping on Ayahuasca for Therapy

Brazilian Prison Inmates Are Tripping on Ayahuasca for Therapy

“Each experience helps me communicate with my victim to beg for forgiveness.”

“Prison Map” Shows the Sprawling Scale of America’s Prison System

“Prison Map” Shows the Sprawling Scale of America’s Prison System

A compilation of aerial photos showing the geography of incarceration in the United States.

Party in the Pen: Canadian Inmates Enjoy Jail With Cognac, Weed, and Selfies

Party in the Pen: Canadian Inmates Enjoy Jail With Cognac, Weed, and Selfies

Canadian jails are slacking.