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Small Towns Used To See Prisons as a Boon. Now, Many Don’t Want Them.
In its search for a new prison’s home, Nebraska finds few places willing to host.
December 21, 2017
Reimagining Prison with Frank Gehry
Prison as college campus. Prison as wellness center. Prison as monastery.
November 7, 2017
A Timely Prison Project? Or a G.O.P. Congressman’s Boondoggle?
Even the Trump administration casts doubt on the $444-million plan.
November 6, 2017
When A Small Town’s Private Prison Goes Bust
Contrary to popular belief, private prisons often don’t save the economies of the rural towns that seek them out.
June 14, 2016
So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?
Six reasons you’re likely to be disappointed