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Stories from the high-incarceration states of the South.
Coronavirus April 3
The case of Patrick Jones, the first federal prisoner to die from COVID-19, epitomizes national debates about criminal justice reform.
Coronavirus April 3
Orders at Oakdale in Louisiana help explain COVID-19 spread.
Coronavirus April 2
As COVID-19 fear grows among prisoners and guards, concerns rise about possible unrest.
Coronavirus April 1
During the COVID-19 crisis, people coming home after decades behind bars find loved ones in quarantine, dire job prospects and overwhelmed social services agencies.
Coronavirus March 28
While some cities free people from jail and stop arrests, others are much more business as usual.
Coronavirus March 23
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.
Coronavirus March 19
“Kinda defeats the ban on visitation, which was to protect inmates and mainly staff,” critic says.
Coronavirus March 17
“We now have no idea what’s going on inside.”
News March 2
Can Texas prisons really stop contraband by banning greeting cards?