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A multi-part series exploring Louisiana’s role as “the world’s prison capital.”
Arresting Development: How Texas was able to close a prison.
Behind Bars: How Louisiana’s incarceration rate became the highest in the world.
A Trade in Prisoners: The link between rural economies and the prison system.
An Economic Machine: How private business benefits from prisons.
Throwing Away the Key: Who gets rehabilitated?
Locked In: Why prison reform is so difficult.
Unusual Punishment: How mandatory sentencing laws keep prisons full.
No Way Out: Hundreds wait as pardons pile up on the Governor's desk.
Hitting Home: The disproportionate impact of the prison system on certain neighborhoods.
Rough Re-Entry: The difficult life back on the outside.
Sponsored by the Writing Program
at the University of Pittsburgh
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