Incarcerated people form a large market for pharmaceutical companies. The ethics of that relationship can be complicated.
Stocks in the for-profit prison sector skyrocketed after the election of President Donald Trump. The Obama administration and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had both pledged to phase out their use by federal authorities — an approach Trump rejected. But the industry hasn’t seen the sustained boost many investors expected. Click the audio player above to […]
The Trump administration is going back to the “tough on crime” policies of the 1980s and ’90s. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to bring charges that carry heavy penalties – sometimes mandatory minimum sentences. This is a roll-back of Obama administration rules telling prosecutors not to charge nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that […]
McRae-Helena could see its fortunes change under the Trump administration.
Florida's shortage means delayed showers, cancelled classes and increased violence.
Hours for corrections officers are long, and pay is low.
Turnover in the department last year was 22 percent.
Justice Department to phase out federal contracts.