What happens when a community bail fund stops paying bail and starts trying to abolish it?
The men of Attica said they had "set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization" of U.S. prisoners. For all the horror and bloodshed, not much has changed.
The men must keep masturbation diaries, wear ankle monitors, and even use penile circumference gauges.
Kevin Strickland, Christopher Dunn, and Lamar Johnson are still paying for crimes that government officials say they did not commit.
Defense lawyers say they were accused of smuggling drugs to clients based on tests so unreliable they're akin to "witchcraft, phrenology or simply picking a number out of a hat."
He Didn't Answer the Phone One Night While on House Arrest. He's Been Sent Back to Prison for Four Years.
Such punitive measures do not make society any safer.
Controversy highlights punishing responses to mundane mistakes during post-release monitoring of felons.
In 2018, the Republican said family separations were "tragic and heart-rending."
Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascón and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law.
After spending 47 years behind bars, Bobby Sneed may die in prison for no good reason.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
The HALT Act would allow incarcerated people to be held in solitary confinement for no more than 15 days.
A Prison Guard Who Pepper-Sprayed an Inmate Without Provocation Got Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Disagreed.
An encouraging sign from the Supreme Court
Electorally vulnerable Democratic governors have historically been tougher on crime than Republicans.
His new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, is a provocative manifesto for legalizing all drugs.
The warden at the center of the case was originally given qualified immunity.
"During difficult times we must remain the most vigilant to protect the constitutional rights of the powerless," the judge writes.
The Board of Pardons recommended Bruce Norris’ release. A signature didn’t come in time.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove an unprecedented drop in incarceration, a new study finds, but the authors warn it could bounce right back.
Our incarceration system needs reform: how about reforming it by increasing private prisons instead?
Justice Department Finds Rampant Sexual Assaults and Constitutional Violations in Country's Largest Women's Prison
The report confirms what news investigations and advocates have said for years: Lowell prison lets guards abuse women without consequence.
Thanks to poor management and massive rates of incarceration, people are dying both inside and outside prisons.
The suit follows a scathing 2019 report detailing unchecked violence and sexual assault against incarcerated people.
The documentary La Causa is a raw look into these self-organized societies, complete with taxes, courts, and a strict "thug code.”
Bounchan Keola was injured while fighting the deadly Zogg Fire. California rewarded him with a possible deportation.
Cops Who Beat and Killed an Innocent Man Are Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity, Appeals Court Rules. But the Cops Who Watched Are.
The legal doctrine provides rogue government agents cushy protections not available to the little guy.
Prison Guards Who Forced Naked Inmate To Sleep in Sewage and Urine Were Given Qualified Immunity. SCOTUS Disagreed.
The legal doctrine is a free pass for rampant government abuse.
Total prison population, imprisonment rates, and racial disparities in incarceration all continued their slide.
The U.S. incarceration rate peaked in 2008, but it's good to see two "law and order" candidates talking about clemency.
Limits on probation length, a ban on chokeholds, and a plan to dismantle a state juvenile prison system
Holly Barlow-Austin suffered horrifying medical neglect at a Texarkana detention facility, according to video evidence in a new lawsuit.
The infection and death rates have surpassed those of the general population.
Cheryl Weimar's case put a gruesome spotlight on Florida's troubled prison system.
Six dead in a week, and 1,500 infections, all due to poor decisions by the state. And leaders still wonder why people won't do what they say.
This deadly and contagious disease has exposed problems with prison systems that have been ignored for decades.
A third of prisoners at San Quentin have gotten COVID-19, most in just the last two weeks.
A Reason investigation has identified three deaths from alleged medical neglect at FCI Aliceville, a federal women's prison. Current and former inmates say it's routine, but the Bureau of Prisons won't talk about it.
Prison Guards Who Locked Naked Inmate in Cell Filled With 'Massive Amounts' of Feces Got Qualified Immunity
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the plaintiff's Eighth Amendment rights were violated.
In a matter of weeks, the number of inmates in solitary jumped from 60,000 to nearly 300,000.
Real changes will require fewer laws and less violent enforcement.
Fate Vincent Winslow, who has never committed a violent crime, fears catching coronavirus in prison.
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