Firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation ahead of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California.

Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Aug 21, 2015
Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.
Posted In: wildfires, West, Australia, New Zealand, prisons

Video visitations gain popularity in prison system

Jun 23, 2015
But is it a suitable replacement for in-person visits?
Posted In: prisons, jail, video

For-profit prison companies adjust to new era

May 6, 2015
The U.S. is sending fewer people to prison, but profits still come in.
Posted In: prisons, criminal justice, corrections

Why two companies dominate the private prison industry

Mar 4, 2015
Private companies run most of the facilities housing undocumented immigrants.
Posted In: Immigration, prisons, DHS

In prison, a cellphone is a dangerous weapon

Feb 4, 2015
For prison officials, blocking inmates' cellphone use is a top priority.
Posted In: cell phones, prisons, jail

How big banks turn prisons into profit centers

Jan 28, 2015
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have certain banking services on lockdown.
Posted In: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, prisons

Aging prisoners bring healthcare cost headache

Jul 9, 2014
States cut costs of prison healthcare, but aging inmates could drive it back up.
Posted In: prisons, health care costs, elderly

Obama's numbers, and our numbers, for Guantanamo Bay

May 23, 2013
President Barack Obama reeled out some numbers about Gitmo today. We reel out some more.
Posted In: Guantanamo Bay, Barack Obama, prisons

In northwest Louisiana, inmates fill sandbags for Isaac

Aug 30, 2012
Residents in northwest Louisiana are preparing homes and businesses for possible flooding as the remnants of Isaac make a slow progression northward.
Posted In: Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana, prisons

What Now: The crime economy

Jan 6, 2012
Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.
Posted In: What Now?, Crime, prisons