The Justice Department closed this troubled private prison. Immigration authorities are reopening it.
When the Justice Department announced two months ago that it wanted to end the use of private prisons, Cibola County Correctional Center was exactly the kind of facility that officials desired to shut
The front gate is pictured at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longer prison sentences for non-violent criminals
A U.S. District Judge ruled that Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its integrated and all-black schools. Sixty-two years after Brown v. Board of Education found school segregation unconstitutional, a
Money Many Americans are woefully ill-prepared for an unplanned expense, so much so that a whopping 66 million U.S. adults have zero dollars saved for an emergency, according to a new study. When broken
WASHINGTON — It has been two months since any state in the United States has carried out an execution. This marks the longest time between executions in the U.S. since the Supreme Court effectively halted
A first-ever database provides a detailed look at how people died during encounters with the criminal-justice system in Texas. Between 2005 and 2015, 6,913 people died while in legal custody in Texas.
These "contract prisons" were first developed as a solution to alleviate overcrowding in public Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facilities — they typically hold adult male inmates who are undocumented immigrants
Although 9.4% difference is at narrowest point since 1970 Equal Pay Act the report deems progress too slow with wide gap in fields dominated by women It will be more than half a century before the gender
It is something you often hear about in the race for the White House. In simple terms, many Americans feel like they're not doing any better than they were five or 10 years ago. And sure enough, growth
(CNN) — Both men and women are responsible for pregnancy, yet the burden of preventing it often falls on one gender. Women can choose from a variety of options to control fertility while for generations,
Michigan middle school students chanting "build a wall" at Latino classmates. A woman speaking a foreign language on a San Francisco Bay Area train being called an "ugly, mean, evil, little pig." A Los
Do we know what we’re talking about when we talk about design? Design is both noun and verb, covering work that ranges from the composition of a tattoo to the amelioration of climate change. We design
The film caused some audience members to faint at the Toronto film festival, due to highly realistic depictions of bite marks and ‘lacerated extremities’ Paramedics were called to a Toronto film screening
Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. At Harvard a few years ago, a professor complained that the most common grade was an A-. He was quickly corrected:
I didn’t get the University of Chicago welcome letter that made the rounds on the internet earlier this summer. I’m a senior this year, and the message from Jay Ellison, the dean of undergraduate students,