In a 17-minute segment on his new show "Last Week Tonight," comedian John Oliver ripped apart America's broken prison system and railed against Americans for not caring more about prisoners. His rant a
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons paid more than $2 million in bonuses to top administrators and wardens during the past three years while the agency was confronting persistent overcrowding, sub-par
The United States prison system is a blight for the country. The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age). That compares (unfavorably)
This article originally appeared on VICE. The United States has an enormous prison problem. A more-than-2.4-million-prisoner-sized problem, to be precise, locked up in the archipelago of federal penitentiaries,
Can mental-health courts, in which people are sentenced to therapy, help? Occasionally policymakers and activists will talk about how the justice system needs to keep mentally ill people out of prisons.
America's prison problem: The conversation we need to be having about our broken criminal justice system
(AP/Eric Risberg) August 22, 2016 3:58PM (UTC) While the issues of criminal justice and prison reform garner bipartisan steam, the Obama administration’s decision last week to draw down federal use of
Queensland will introduce “no body, no parole” laws as part of a shake-up of the state’s parole system, however there are warnings the changes may keep innocent people behind bars. The laws are one of