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Feature August 30
1 in 5 African American deaths happens earlier than if they were White. Black doctors say the Flexner Report holds clues to the health system’s role in racial health disparities.
Prisoners from the Ferguson Unit picking cotton outside of Huntsville, Texas, in 1968. The unit was named after James E. Ferguson, a governor in the 1910s with a troubled record of condoning anti-Mexican violence.
News July 29, 2020
Many prisons, especially in the South, are named after racist officials and former plantations.
Voters in Hialeah, Florida, outside Miami cast their ballots on Nov. 6.
Commentary November 13, 2018
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
A strike at prisons nationwide has been called in response to a riot in which seven inmates were killed at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C.
Commentary August 22, 2018
“An inmate is there as punishment, not for punishment.”
The joint resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified December 6, 1865, and abolished slavery, except as punishment for a crime.
News September 27, 2016
Prisoners can be forced to work without pay — the Constitution says so.
The Frame May 16, 2016
A new book explores a time when Texas prisons promoted rehabilitation through a wildly successful radio show.