Prisons try to curb addiction with a drug that heroin-proofs your brain

Jun 2, 2017
Inmates leaving Erie County Prison get a shot of Vivitrol before they are released.
Dennis Rodgers, 29, is serving a sentence in the Erie County Prison stemming from drug abuse. A candidate for Vivitrol, he says, “This is a good shot to be completely clean.”
Erika Beras

The cost of prison is more than just time served

May 19, 2017
There's an emotional and financial cost when a family member is incarcerated.
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How much does it cost to send someone to prison?

May 19, 2017
It's expensive for families as well as taxpayers.
A detention officer looks on as visitors use video phones to communicate with prisoners at an Arizona jail.
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Susan Burton's fight to stop a cycle of 'institutional abuse'

May 9, 2017
After doing several stints herself, helping women transition out of prison is personal.
“Life has took me on a journey, and through much of that journey, I didn't feel whole, connected and grounded,” said Susan Burton.
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The cost of criminalizing disability

Sep 7, 2016
Who pays the price for a lack of community-based services?
An artist's portrayal of Kevin Matthews a mentally disabled man that was shot by police in Dearborn, Michigan.
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