prison overcrowding

Crime
I encourage citizens to read the full report and, while doing so, keep three fundamental things in mind. • There is no allegation
Impact
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R), who unsuccessfully sought funds in this year's legislative session to build several new
Politics
“I have an agency to run. Public safety is paramount to MDOC’s mission, not subsidizing counties’ budgets.”
Crime
Last month, Huffington Post reporter Matt Ferner published an article proclaiming that Americans are sick of the 'tough on crime' era." However, the economic prospect of prisoners has been a part of the American justice system for decades, and it is still alive and well.
Crime
While inmate-on-guard violence and understaffing in federal prisons are serious concerns, this type of approach to solving
Los Angeles
As most people in government will tell you, passing the law is the easy part. The hard part is the implementation. Prop 47 is no exception, and Los Angeles County needs creative ideas to unlock the law's intended benefits.
Crime
While the U.S. prison system should exert some amount of punishment, our prisons irrationally exert it on prisoners to the point where it counterproductively causes more harm than good.
The World Post
Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison.
Politics
Passed by voters in November 2014, Prop 47 reduced certain drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors and required
Los Angeles
L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.
Crime
And confused. "Was I mugged?," I think to myself. Nope! I still have my wallet. Plus, all my urine, thankfully, remains in
Politics
As the Los Angeles Times reported in August, approximately 13,500 inmates are being released each month from county jails
Politics
In a town where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on light bulbs or cafeteria utensils, legislation to address overcrowding in the federal prison system had the backing of both President Obama and Senator Ted Cruz.
Politics
"At least in three states we now know that the prison population can be reduced by about 25% with little or no adverse effect
Politics
San Diego’s Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is building sites for its new Farm and Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program
Politics
The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.
Politics
Overreaching governmental intrusions into our personal privacy, criminalization of minor drug offenses and an extremely overpopulated prison are realities we've all begrudgingly come to accept. But why?
Politics
U.S. Prison Population As Of Jan. 25, 2014 Data is limited due to the availability of offense-specific information. America's