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I Lost 25 Pounds in 4 Months Eating Prison Food
California Law Says This Man Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagree
Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?
Let’s Make It Easier for Kids to Visit Incarcerated Parents
Nonprofits in a handful of states provide transportation to help children visit their imprisoned parents. Now New York may revive a state-funded free busing program.
Treatment for Opioid Addiction, With No Strings Attached
Some doctors are abandoning the long-held belief that treating addiction is impossible without talk therapy.
Why Mothers Are the Unsung Heroes of Prison
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
More Immigrants Are Giving Up Court Fights and Leaving the U.S.
‘Voluntary departure’ applications surge as immigrants decide it’s better to return to their native countries than languish in a detention facility.
Andrew R. Calderon
What I Learned When I Googled My Students’ Crimes
“I wondered if I knew more of their history if I would still view them the same way.”
How Fear Contributes to Cops' Use of Deadly Force
Police employ lethal violence in response to perceived threats at vastly different rates across the country. Racial bias is just one factor.
Do Soldiers Face ‘Double Jeopardy’ in Military Courts?
Sailor sent to prison for manslaughter then faced court-martial on murder charges.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
They’re Haunted by ‘Ghost Warrants’ Years After Their Arrests
Outdated or inaccurate charges often linger on people’s records and lead to devastating new stints in jail.
The Death Chamber Next Door
“It was as though a small part of me died with each execution.”
Indiana Safeguards Rights of Parents in Prison
The Marshall Project reported that some incarcerated parents were losing their children forever. Now one state is acting to prevent the severing of family ties.