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News May 30
In prison, seeing the doctor can cost up to a month’s salary.
Life Inside April 19
As darkness fell, nerves got rattled and rumors spread.
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 4
A fretful prisoner struggles with an ever-growing list of symptoms.
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.
Justice Talk May 30, 2016
We’re talking all about mental illness and justice during our next Justice Talk with Digg, on Wednesday, June 1. For context, browse our guide to key reading on the issue.
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.
Feature March 24, 2016
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.
Commentary March 8, 2016
Remembering Robert Knott, a case the Justice Department would rather you forget
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 August 27, 2015
Finding new ways to treat the growing pool of older, ailing inmates.