Rachel Kushner's new novel set in a women's prison brims with morally tainted characters who are also victims of repressive and dehumanizing incarceration.
Matthew Charles, although he committed no new crime, is back behind bars, and his case is generating a widespread demand for his release.
Fueled in part by the #MeToo movement, state legislatures, corrections officials and the federal government are working to address the issue.
The 5-3 Supreme Court ruling tosses out a 2015 lower court decision that entitled immigrant detainees to a bond hearing every six months.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges meets with ex-prisoner Ojore Lutalo and rights advocate Bonnie Kerness to discuss abuse in U.S. penitentiaries.
A coalition of inmates in 10 of the state’s prisons are protesting brutal living conditions, lack of parole and not being paid for their labor.
Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King.