prison population

While only 1 in 5 Americans claim to trust the government to do what is right, the majority of the people are not quite ready to ditch the American experiment in liberty. Or at least they're not quite ready to ditch the government with which they have been saddled.
The PRB could screen applicants seeking clemency--looking for documented criteria such as rehabilitation, good behavior while
"Most women are in prison for crimes directly related to social inequity -- poverty, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence and trauma."
We praise and, in fact, incentivize preventative care for children, adults and our seniors, such as the annual visit to a GP for a "physical." Why not do the same for efforts to keep the brain healthy? We also need to start talking openly about mental health the way we talk about other health issues. Join the conversation.
In early June, the ACLU commissioned a nationwide poll of registered voters who are likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election. The results, released Wednesday, demonstrate that we have arrived at a bipartisan moment where majorities of Americans no longer believe our criminal justice system serves the common good.
Leaders from both ends of the political spectrum are joining together to reduce the U.S.'s prison population — one of the
As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.
A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the number of people in jails.
The project aims to reverse the sharp increase in the U.S. jail population, which has more than tripled since the 1980s to
Can a single piece of legislation really save our country millions every year, and at the same time improve the care of those with mental illness? It sounds too good to be true, but it is not.
His response to recent initiatives by Attorney General Eric Holder was mixed. He said the announcement that federal prosecutors
Labrador and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) recently teamed up to introduce the latest legislation aimed at reforming the country's
The big problem? Prison health care spending is rising fast with few signs of slowdown, according to a new report from The
Here in the U.S., we seem to treat prison as the answer to every issue. Drugs? Violence? Some prison time ought to fix that
Yeah, we're actually number one and that's not a good thing. No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population
If we're not the "most evil" country in the world -- i.e., the country with the greatest number of evil people in it -- then we Americans are doing something terribly wrong, because we have the greatest number of people incarcerated in our prisons.
The number of federal prisoners has increased by 790 percent since 1980, growing from 25,000 inmates to 219,000 today. We are joined by Cara Schulz, Darren Major, Deborah McCreath-Akbar and Javier Manjarres.
The U.S. used to be recognized as the entrepreneurial capital of the world. Today (thanks largely to our unenlightened drug laws), we're recognized as the prison capital of the world. Prisoners, meet your new employers.