Prison

It's Time to Pay Prisoners the Minimum Wage
Paying just $2 a day hurts our economy and punishes families
August 15, 2014

Giving convicts labor equality will help our conscience and our bottom line. 

We Need a Strong Prison System
But we need to imprison people for fewer crimes and for less time
May 24, 2014

But we need to imprison people for fewer crimes and for less time

Oklahoma Incarcerates More Women Than Any Country on Earth
Yousef Khanfar's portraits of some of them
November 13, 2013

Oklahoma has the world's highest incarceration rate for women. Yousef Khanfar traveled there and took these pictures of them.

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?
What we owe a murderer
October 30, 2013

It depends on what you think we owe society's worst.

He Is Not Bradley Manning. She Is Chelsea Manning. Deal With It.
August 22, 2013

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, announced Thursday in a statement to NBC's "Today" that he is, as of now, a she:

The Non-Cynical Explanation for Eric Holder's Drug-Bust Switcheroo
August 12, 2013

Some potentially good news from the Justice Department today: It appears that, in certain circumstances, prosecutors will be forbidden from listing the amount of illegal substances at issue in minor drug cases.

An Intimate Look at Life in a Harsh Russian Gulag
August 11, 2013

IK-28, a maximum-security Russian penal colony, is located in Yertsevo, in the northern Arkhangelsk region near the Arctic Circle. It was once part of a cluster of camps founded in the late 1930s as part of the Gulag system.