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News October 27, 2020
We asked people behind bars what services and programs could have changed the course of their lives. Therapy, affordable housing and a living wage topped the list.
News October 26, 2020
The majority of the 745,000 people held in local jails can vote, but few do. Advocates say it’s voter suppression on a national scale.
Feature September 19, 2020
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.
Feature July 29, 2020
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
Coronavirus April 24, 2020
Voting rights for people in jail is becoming another casualty of COVID-19.
Coronavirus April 6, 2020
California and New York City are booking hotels so homeless people released from jail don’t accelerate the pandemic.
Coronavirus March 31, 2020
With about 200,000 people flowing into and out of jails every week, there are great risks not only for the detained, but also for jail workers and surrounding communities.
Feature February 7, 2020
Allegations in a Missouri lawsuit shed light on how some jail officials use restraint chairs, which have been linked to dozens of deaths.
Commentary December 17, 2019
We need a broad national effort to recruit and place volunteers to educate and counsel incarcerated people.
Life Inside September 12, 2019
“They booked me into a cell where there was a paper sign over the toilet saying DON’T DRINK THE WATER.”