Lawyers in south Texas say more pregnant women are being held for weeks in detention centers run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The prevalence of physical abuse may be the most open secret behind the growing number of women who end up behind bars.
The attorney general (pictured, standing) would like to turn the clock back to pre-emancipation, but he will settle for a return to the days of his predecessor, Eric Holder (seated).
It is difficult enough to live in Silicon Valley, and not being able to afford bail for minor arrests puts lives in jeopardy.
Frankie, who is serving a life sentence without parole, and Yolanda, his wife, reflect on marriage with one spouse behind bars.
"This is actually a time of great loss," said the Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. Now more than ever, we need to use compassion to heal the demonization and hate that have divided America.
A first-of-its-kind study finds that children are being imprisoned when their parents or guardians can't pay juvenile court fees.
Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, argues that the U.S. isn't putting enough people behind bars. He ignores the fact that when ex-felons are allowed to reintegrate into society as productive, tax-paying citizens with voting rights, they are far less likely to reoffend.