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.