"We had a guy a couple of weeks ago with congestive heart failure...The judge let him make bond so the county didn't get stuck with that bill," Lamar County Sheriff Hal Allred admitted.
"People with mental illness are not being treated the way they should be," Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors said.
Sanders told Iowans Saturday he believed convicted felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated because "they're still living in American society."
We can begin to curb both of them if we give inmates the medical care and support programs that they need.
Officials found 95 graves beneath at the site of a new school in April.
The study also found that Republican-appointed judges give shorter sentences to women compared to Democrat-appointed judges.
At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters.
More American civilians have been killed by guns over the past decade than died in World War II.
More and more cities and universities are removing their investments to show their displeasure.
The U.S. has imprisoned record numbers of people, even as the crime rate dropped. Barack Obama made moves to change this, but Sessions is about to undo his work.
High days and holidays bring acute pain to mothers and children divided by incarceration.
Senior adviser to President Obama expresses support for bipartisan reform bill that awaits Congressional action.
The best hope, in the view of some reformers, is that they have a better chance next time.
Ahead of his announced Holy Year of Mercy, the pope wrote about "the tragedy of abortion."
We need legislative reforms to abolish or reduce the length of mandatory drug sentences, with the changes made retroactive.
Four inmates escaped from hospitals or medical transports in the past two weeks, revealing what correctional experts say is a flawed system.
The two discussed the drug war, criminal reform, incarceration rates and the president's admiration of the show.
The Supreme Court in Brown v. Plata ruled that prisoners, too, have a right to survive.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported a slight increase in the number of inmates in state prisons on Friday.