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Looking Back September 14
The infamous 1971 prison revolt ended with a bloody police siege. We retell the story, minute-by-minute.
The System November 13, 2020
Sure, prisons and jails are dangerous places. But everyday life inside isn’t as explosive as TV and movies make it look.
Life Inside February 13, 2020
“We took off his wrist restraints and gave him pen and paper. He drew up a storm.”
Analysis June 13, 2019
For years they’ve pushed a radical vision of a world without prisons. Now, the mainstream is taking note.
Q&A June 18, 2018
The CNN host defends his involvement with a controversial prison reform bill and the Trump White House.
News May 22, 2018
Congress and criminal justice, a scorecard
Q&A February 16, 2017
An advocate (and survivor) makes the case for another approach.
Life Inside December 8, 2016
Craving the madness.
Commentary October 28, 2016
How New York City Cut Crime and Incarceration at the Same Time
Case in Point September 22, 2016
In Pennsylvania, the heart of solitary confinement reform, an intellectually disabled inmate says he’s been held in wretched isolation for 36 years.