Tag: Prison

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‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’

There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.

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Inside Gitmo: America's Shame

Why “the legal equivalent of outer space” continues to exist, fifteen years after 9/11.

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City of Fear

How PCC, once an inmate soccer team and now Brazil’s most notorious prison gang, coordinated seven days of riots throughout São Paulo using mobile phones.

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Eddie Davison's Life Sentence

Eddie Davison sued New York for locking him up under a false premise. Now the state says he owes $2 million.

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A Daughter's Death

The murder of Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy in the Harlem projects.

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The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

“Peril is generational for black people in America—and incarceration is our current mechanism for ensuring that the peril continues.”

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This is Rikers

Voices from the inside of New York City’s infamous jail.

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Prison Born

The dilemma of the prison nursery.

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Preying on Prisoners

On the penalties imposed – or not – on prison guards who have sex with inmates.

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Against His Better Judgment

A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.