In this week's episode, Japanese-American public defender Jeff Adachi tells how his family's past affects his present and reveals why he withdrew his support of California's new bail law.
The California city’s wunderkind mayor has big plans—including a basic income plan—to make good on his buzzed-about potential.
Matthew Charles, although he committed no new crime, is back behind bars, and his case is generating a widespread demand for his release.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges meets with ex-prisoner Ojore Lutalo and rights advocate Bonnie Kerness to discuss abuse in U.S. penitentiaries.
The work is part of a campaign for prison reform, band member Nadya Tolokonnikova (pictured) tells Truthdig.
"Today even harsher prison conditions [exist in the U.S.]" than those that led to the New York prison rebellion that left 29 prisoners and nine hostages dead, says Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges in a recent episode of "On Contact." He is joined by author Heather Ann Thompson.
What happened to that bipartisan push toward reform?