It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
Fellow inmates did more to help ReGina Thurman than her guards and nurses.
Navy Rear Admiral John Ring's legacy will likely be defined by his funding requests to build a new prison for aging inmates.
Incarcerated people are already paying their debt to society. What good does it do the rest of the population to take away their right to have a say?
David Friedman’s Legal Systems Very Different from Ours explores the costs and benefits of various legal systems across time.
"Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK."
Annual exoneration report shows growth in amount of time served and increasing levels of official misconduct.
He's now representing himself in a lawsuit.
Michigan Governor Pardons Drunk Driver, Leaves Thousands of Prisoners Waiting for Their Second Chance
Gov. Rick Snyder's clemency record could have been a lot better.
The Supreme Court's Recent Religious Liberty/Death Penalty Decision is Bad—But Not Quite as Bad as Many Think
The justices were wrong to reject a religious discrimination claim in a case where a person sentenced to death was not allowed access to a Muslim cleric at the moment of death. But the decision was not the result of anti-Muslim bigotry.
It has been nearly four years since the young man passed away.
Prison Guards Orchestrate Media Campaign To Complain About Inmates Getting Edible Food for Christmas
Federal shutdown politics leads to really bad journalism about exactly two meals.
Meanwhile, meet a psychologically scarred man who disfigured himself while serving 22 years in solitary in Illinois.
Watch the Oxford-style debate hosted by the Soho Forum.
Showtime recreates infamous 2015 caper from upstate New York.
Women prisoners are more likely to receive solitary confinement and other harsh punishments for minor infractions like "reckless eye-balling."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: "Keeping prisoners in 'near-total isolation' from the living world [...] comes perilously close to a penal tomb."
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery, but not for prison inmates.
He has prior felony convictions, but 20 years still seems harsh.
Valentino Dixon has been proclaiming his innocence for decades. After a golf magazine brought attention to his case, people started to listen.
Florida prisons completely ban Prison Legal News magazine. Now the publication is asking the Supreme Court to "vindicate the First Amendment."
Matt Welch interviews Brown (and others, including ex-Reasoner Lauren Krisai) from 9-12 ET.
"For some of us it's as if we are already dead, so what do we have to lose?"
Louisiana Attorney General Wants State to Hurry Up on Executions—Even If That Means Using 'Hanging, Firing Squad, or Electrocution'
The death penalty may surface as a key issue in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Louisiana.
Incarcerated prisoners are counted where they're jailed for representation purposes, even though they usually cannot vote.
Some unusual amicus briefs filed in support of cert. in Allah v. Milling
Rep. Diane Black has proposed legislation reclassifying the offense.
A new report shows that the recent trend of reducing prison populations is heavily an urban phenomenon.
We offer how-tos, personal stories, and guides for all kinds of activities that can and do happen right at the borders of legally permissible behavior.
New amendments to rules default to placing prisoners on the basis of their "biological sex."
The FIRST STEP Act would result in the immediate release of about 4,000 federal inmates, advocates say.
Open Season on Russian Oligarchs, Prison Porn Ban Heads to Court, How the Media Got the Pulse Massacre Wrong: Reason Roundup
Plus: YouTube shooter bought and registered gun legally.
Government misconduct a big driver of exonerations last year.
Somebody tell the president.