Jul 21, 2014
A sheriff makes inmates wear striped uniforms after orange jumpsuits became chic.
May 26, 2014
The Bard Prison Initiative offers higher education to inmates.
Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of the criminal justice system
Feb 12, 2014
This week the FCC adopted new phone rates for people in prison, jail or detention centers.
Feb 3, 2014
Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.
Dec 30, 2013
At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
Oct 22, 2013
A new exposé in The Huffington Post describes startling allegations of abuse and neglect at for-profit juvenile prisons.
Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
May 3, 2013
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.