Reggie Cole was falsely imprisoned as a teenager. A decade later, he got a chance to prove his innocence — after stabbing a fellow inmate to death
Brendan Dassey's story illustrates how vulnerable people with intellectual disabilities are to injustice at every level
"The tactics that you see on the interrogation tape are all too common"
Fifteen years of pain and suffering outside the rule of law — why can't we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay?
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that Draconian mandatory-minimum sentences have to go — so why is it so hard to pass a bill that will actually make a difference?
At one of the country's most dangerous prisons, correctional officers face off against murderers, rapists, gangsters and each other
"Mass incarceration makes our country worse off, and we need to do something about it," said President Obama Tuesday
Leaders from both ends of the political spectrum are joining together to reduce the U.S.'s prison population — one of the most harmful legacies of the War on Drugs. So why isn't more changing?
Half a lifetime ago, Philadelphia cops put him away for a brutal crime he didn't commit. DNA tests showed someone else did it. But he's still not free
An inmate writes in about the NYPD, the Liu/Ramos murders, Ray Rice, and a few other things
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
With one prisoner dead and hundreds more continuing to strike, advocates and officials disagree about almost everything
Thousands-strong strike is the latest chapter in the state's unfolding prison crisis
Physician was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson