September 12, 2018 -
The state's refusal to move inmates being held in what are now hurricane evacuation zones puts lives at risk and violates international human rights standards.
December 17, 2013 -
The private prison industry is fueling high incarceration rates in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States. It's a way to keep an indentured class in a state and nation built on slavery.
August 30, 2013 -
After a decade of efforts to end prison rape, formal audits of prisons and jails are set to take place. But the first round will be conducted by the Virginia-based American Correctional Association -- the very organization that's been criticized for failing to address the problem.
June 11, 2013 -
Georgia and South Carolina are among the states with the highest rates of sexual assault of juvenile detainees, and most of the abuse involves the very staff members charged with supervising and counseling the troubled youngsters.
June 21, 2012 -
From private prisons to immigration detention, we break down the numbers and companies in the industry.
June 18, 2012 -
As a Senate panel prepares to hold a hearing on prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons on June 19, a law professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge discusses the troubling case of Louisiana's Angola 3 and its human rights implications.
May 23, 2012 -
A new database tracks exonerations of people who were falsely convicted of crimes, finding that almost a third of them took place in Southern states.