Tag: Prison

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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.

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Poison Prison

“If you’re a glass is half-full kind of person, you’d say they’re repurposing the abandoned coal mine” and using it to create jobs, says Wright. “And if you're a glass is half-empty kind of person, you'd say it's pretty unconscionable that you’re putting people in cages at gunpoint and putting them in toxic waste sites.”
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"You Call This An Emergency?"

Investigating the death of Rikers Island women’s jail inmate Jackie Caquias, and other abuses of women prisoners’ access to medical care.

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Cruel and Unusual

The events leading up to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.

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The Painful Price of Aging in Prison

Harsh sentences have given us an aging prison population, and all the medical problems that come with age are beginning to choke the system.

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Tony Wheat Has Been Sorry for So Long

In 1965, Wheat was sentenced to death for armed robbery and murder. When his sentence was commuted, he decided to devote the rest of his life to helping people.

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Unfreed

After robbing two video stores with a friend, Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to almost 100 years in prison. Then, due to a clerical error, he was released 88 years too early.