It can't buy freedom, but it bought one inmate some life-improving phone calls.
Japan’s population is aging rapidly. We’ve been looking into some of the ramifications of Japan’s aging population with our partners at the BBC. But living longer doesn’t necessarily mean living well. In Japan there is a bit of an old-age…
But food coming from a prison isn't necessarily a selling point.
The Big Promise
Inmates leaving Erie County Prison get a shot of Vivitrol before they are released.
There's an emotional and financial cost when a family member is incarcerated.
It's expensive for families as well as taxpayers.
The Big Book
After doing several stints herself, helping women transition out of prison is personal.
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
The simple phone call is caught up in economic, legal and prison reform battles.
A study in 2013 found that nearly 40 percent of people in New Jersey jails were only there because they could not afford to pay their bail.