Urging Americans to support the protest, a spokesperson says, "Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."
At the Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, there are no windows, and detainees get to spend only two hours outside per day.
The prevalence of physical abuse may be the most open secret behind the growing number of women who end up behind bars.
Frankie, who is serving a life sentence without parole, and Yolanda, his wife, reflect on marriage with one spouse behind bars.
By pressing a civil rights action after being arrested in California, these four won improvements for women being held in deplorable conditions at a Bay Area mega-jail.
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.
The idea of the United States lecturing Cuba or any other country about human rights comes down somewhere between embarrassing and nauseating.
Inmates across America die every day because of substandard medical care.