For decades, lawyers, scholars, and judges have criticized mandatory drug sentencing as oppressive and ineffective. Yet tens of thousands of nonviolent offenders continue to languish behind bars.
Prisoners' families hail a change in interstate phone rates, but the fight for prisoners' rights is just beginning
Private companies with close ties to government agencies are standing in the way of progress
Questions of censorship and surveillance plague pre-trial courtroom proceedings
The devil is in the details, but comprehensive legislation is closer than ever