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News May 30
In prison, seeing the doctor can cost up to a month’s salary.
Life Inside March 8
A federal inmate feels helpless as her partner’s health deteriorates.
Feature March 7
“Compassionate release” has bipartisan support as a way to reduce the federal prison population and save taxpayer money. New data shows that it’s rarely used.
News February 26
A federal judge considers $1 million in fines for one state’s “pervasive and intractable failures.”
Feature February 15
Tennessee locks ailing, mentally ill, pregnant and juvenile prisoners in isolation to help jails save money.
Life Inside January 25
When a trip to the hospital means spending hours on a cramped bus handcuffed to another prisoner.
Life Inside January 4
A fretful prisoner struggles with an ever-growing list of symptoms.
News September 20, 2017
Colorado just outlawed jail for people in a psychiatric crisis, but plenty of states still do it.
News June 14, 2017
An intensive study and new programs to combat stress that often goes overlooked.
News May 17, 2017
Without it, state compensation funds would again bear more of the burden.
News May 10, 2017
For troubled repeat offenders, a chance at a supportive place to live.
News May 8, 2017
Medical care is already bad for immigrant detainees. Will Trump policies make it worse?
Life Inside April 27, 2017
A social worker struggles to keep the mentally ill poor out of jail.
Case in Point March 6, 2017
A case that tests corporate liability for chaos.
Life Inside March 2, 2017
An inmate with cancer wonders if her parole will come soon enough.
Feature December 6, 2016
Medicaid for ex-prisoners saves money and lives, but millions are released without it.
News September 13, 2016
A federal statute from the Carter era favors negotiation, but that can take a long time.
Life Inside May 12, 2016
And the case I’ll never forget.
News March 29, 2016
A new report says care varies widely between Louisiana’s jails and prisons.
News February 22, 2016
Corrections facilities are ground zero for treating hepatitis C — but at a cost.
News November 24, 2015
Treating Hep C isn’t cheap, but experts say it’s cost-effective.
News November 10, 2015
Prodded by lawsuits, one jail moves to curb fetal deaths.
Q&A June 16, 2015
"You win some, you lose some."
News June 11, 2015
It’s not just the big profits and dead inmates.
News May 7, 2015
A tough, new report says it’s time for federal prisons to release the elderly and infirm.
News April 22, 2015
What diabetics face behind bars.
Q&A March 11, 2015
A trauma surgeon on the moment the accused Boston Marathon bomber became his patient.
News January 12, 2015
The great (make-believe) Ebola outbreak.
News December 9, 2014
Prison inmates are dying of cold. Why?
News December 2, 2014
Can New York’s police learn to handle the mentally ill?
News November 17, 2014
Crowded cells, aging inmates, soaring costs.