Chart of the day: Education in prison

Nov 15, 2016
More than half of prisoners in the U.S. don't have basic math skills.

New documentary examines at-risk youth in US schools

Sep 12, 2016
The documentary follows a teacher reconnecting with his former student.
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Why ramen noodles replaced cigarettes as prison currency

Aug 22, 2016
The study of one correctional facility illustrates a prison system shaped by declining food services.
Packets of dried instant noodles have long replaced cigarettes as a preferred form of currency inside one U.S. prison.
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Ramen is fueling the underground labor market in prison

Aug 22, 2016
Low wages and rising prices of instant noodle packets mean prisoners taking on second jobs, according to one study.
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Why ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as prison currency

Aug 22, 2016
The study of one correctional facility illustrates a prison system shaped by declining food services.

Private prisons on the way out

Aug 18, 2016
Justice Department to phase out federal contracts.
Condemned inmates sits in housing block at San Quentin State Prison's death row on August 15, 2016 in San Quentin, California. 
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Cutting prison hepatitis C rates: costly, but worth it?

May 4, 2016
17 percent of the prison population is positive for hepatitis C. Expensive new drugs could help.
An estimated 17,000 California prisoners have hepatitis C. At prisons like the California Men's Colony, new treatments have dramatically improved chances of survival.
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Police turn to pricey rehab drug for offenders

Nov 4, 2015
The drug, administered once a month, helps ensure patient compliance.

The pope's chair made in Philadelphia prison workshop

Sep 25, 2015
During his visit, Pope Francis will sit in a chair crafted by prisoners.

Prisoners could be an untapped resource for startups

Jun 25, 2015
One former inmate uses coding to help those still in prison.