Three strikes reform in Washington state was supposed to give Thomas Butler a chance to leave prison, but prosecutors are fighting to keep him there for life.
Life sentences in Louisiana used to come with the opportunity of early release for good behavior. When the rules changed, these people were left behind in Angola and forgotten for decades.
At 15, he shot and killed his parents, two classmates at his school, and wounded 25 others. He’s been used as the reason to lock kids up for life ever since.
Iowa killer Benjamin Schreiber said he should be freed because his sentence was not "to Life plus one day."
Cyntoia Brown is finally being released after 15 years in prison for killing a 43-year-old man who had agreed to pay her for sex when she was 16.
A new report from the Abolitionist Law Center "presents a definitive portrait of a punishment that is archaic, cruel, unjustified, and indefensible,” its co-author says.
Alice Marie Johnson was released from Aliceville Correctional Facility after President Donald Trump commuted her life sentence. The president had recently met with Kim Kardashian, who advocated on Johnson’s behalf in the Oval Office.
Because it is a fact that most prisoners will eventually return to the community, better understanding of prisoner re-entry success and failure is crucial. What does it take for a prisoner to successfully navigate the treacherous waters of re-entry?
Jason Hernandez never thought he would see the outside world again.