The economics behind a drug sentencing overhaul

Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Posted In: drugs, Crime, jail, prison

The planet's most expensive prison: Guantanamo by the numbers

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.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

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.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Goldman Sachs to fund $10 million city jail program

Aug 2, 2012
The program in New York City is designed to keep young men from re-offending.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, prison

Prison alternatives more profitable for offenders

Jan 6, 2012
Alternative sentencing through special problem-solving courts is better for the job prospects and earning potential of offenders.
Posted In: prison, Georgia

Hey guess what: hackers can open all prison doors remotely

Nov 8, 2011
And really, would that be such a horrible thing? Yes. Yes it would. It would be a horrible thing....
Posted In: hacking, prison, Tech Report, yikes

Increase in contraband cell phone use in prisons

Sep 7, 2011
A report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office shows there are more contraband cell phones in federal prisons than in 2008....
Posted In: cell phones, prison

California prisons crack down on social media

Aug 9, 2011
Yesterday California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation administrators announced that they've had enough of the whole mess. Officials are...
Posted In: california, Facebook, prison

Chinese prisoners forced to play video games

May 27, 2011
That's the claim that a former prisoner made to the London newspaper The Guardian. He said that prisoners were forced by prison guards to play...
Posted In: China, prison, video games

Computer programs errors released violent people from prison

May 27, 2011
Because of computer errors, prison officials in California released 450 inmates with a "high risk of violence" by mistake. These inmates were...
Posted In: Law, prison