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“Spaces of Detention” Takes You Inside the Facilities That Criminalize Undocumented Immigrants
Photographer, artist and anthropologist Cinthya Santos-Briones partners with formerly detained immigrants to shine a light on the insular “architecture of punishment” in New Jersey.
Jail Populations Creep Back Up After COVID-19
Judges, prosecutors and sheriffs in many states sent people home instead of to jail last year, but new data suggests the change is not lasting.
Michael R. Sisak
Nothing Has Made Me Feel More American Than Going to Jail
I was born in D.C. to South Indian parents. But it wasn’t until I had to negotiate the criminal justice system that I fully realized what many Americans of color have to deal with.
May 13, 2020
Jails Turn to UVC Robots To Fight Coronavirus
Some sheriffs are buying ultraviolet light machines traditionally used by hospitals.
The California Experiment
April 23, 2019
Who Begs To Go To Prison? California Jail Inmates
Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.
March 22, 2019
Inside the Battle to Close Rikers
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
April 28, 2017
Just Another Week in Hell
The news from your local lockup is not good.
September 15, 2016
Sandra Bland, One Year Later
Her death at a Texas jail spurred a striking amount of reform talk across political lines.
December 15, 2015
Who is Putting the Most People in Jail? Not New York, Chicago, or LA.
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
August 4, 2015
Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons
A new report and a growing phenomenon.