inmates

John Legend

How John Legend is Supporting Former Inmates

Teresa Hodge isn’t just an entrepreneur, but a former inmate. And now she can confidently…

Sessions

Why Jeff Sessions Could Be the Prison Industry’s Best Friend

It’s not surprising that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a beeline to reverse one of the…

Prison

How the Racial Differences in Prison Deaths Illustrate Inmate Afflictions

New data released last month from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows a stark difference in…

Prison

The Unseen — and Exorbitant — Costs of a Prison Phone Call

As incarceration rates continue to grow around the United States, the enormous costs of some…

Attica’s Ghosts: Echoes of a Rebellion of Black Men

On the morning of September 13, 1971, shortly after state police launched an armed assault…

The War on Drugs Isn’t Even Working in Prison

Twice a week, a line of prisoners forms outside the communal bathroom in the education…

50% of Exonerated Prisoners are Black

In a new study compiled by The University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern University…

Banking on Inmates

The United States imprisons more people—both per capita and in absolute terms—than any other nation…

What Will Happen To Me?

These move through society unnoticed. They harbor a secret they tell no one for a…