Conditions in jails and prisons are ripe for a devastating outbreak that will endanger all of us.
If you're a young American in prison, underwear will cost you $3.25 a pair and a bra, $13.50. A 25-minute video visit from your family costs $7.50. In some places, even reading an ebook will cost you—five cents per minute.
A group of former inmates at an Arizona prison say they were served meat labelled "not for human consumption," echoing several other claims made by prisoners allegedly served unfit meat in recent years.
Four large U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers could be shuttered under the new legislation.
The singer shared an image of the first lady and Canadian PM looking intimate in response to Trump's Twitter tirade.
Lawsuit claims Tyquine Lee deteriorated physically and mentally in solitary confinement at Virginia's Red Onion prison. His mother claims he would "would start to growl and bark like a dog."
Most recently, Krasner has exonerated Chester Hollman, Terrance Lewis and Johnny Berry. Collectively, the men spent nearly 74 years in prison for crimes they said they did not commit.
Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, had originally gone to jail in 2009 after being arrested on gun and drug charges.
As our formerly incarcerated neighbors re-enter society thanks to the First Step Act, here's what we all can do to help make their transition a success.
Ivanka Trump advocated for the Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act, which passed the House but was overshadowed by controversy over the border wall.
Within weeks of entering the White House, Kushner began expressing support for criminal justice reform.
The president previously backed the plan but will reportedly wait until after the midterm elections.
In photos, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are seen smiling through the window of their home with Kim Kardashian West and her lawyer.
Kim Kardashian West is set to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the potential pardon of several incarcerated individuals in the U.S., including great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson.
"Jared Kushner, who I have spoken to, has been really working on criminal justice reform bills," Kardashian West said.
The population of incarcerated girls and women increased from roughly 26,500 in 1980 to 214,000 in 2016, according to one analysis.
Jared Kushner's decision to press forward with prison reform separate from sentencing reform has led to pushback on Capitol Hill.
It was "hard to tell" if Jared Kushner and the White House are sincere in their criminal justice efforts, said a member of Law Enforcement Leaders.
Kushner is "trying to frame handouts to the private prison industry as reform," Democracy Forward's policy and strategy director said.
Thousands of American prisoners have been protesting living and working conditions since September 9.
The law allows prison guards a wide range of measures to subdue inmates for disobeying rules.
Whole Foods has been selling tilapia and goat cheese produced by prisoners since 2011.
Over five years, the states that cut their imprisonment rates the most experienced greater drops in crime.