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Nelson Mandela in pre 1962 and during 27 year incarceration was different from Nelson Mandela in 1990 and beyond By Alfredo B.
State legislators, seeking to balance public safety and reducing prison costs, plan to meet this week to discuss potential changes in sentencing. The House and Senate Judiciary committees are scheduled to meet Thursday in Wasilla to discuss SB64.
Incarcerated R&B star Lauryn Hill has spoken out for the first time since she checked into jail earlier this month (Jul13), revealing she has received a "warm reception" from her fellow inmates. The former Fugees singer was sentenced to three months
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office charged Mark Leonard with conspiracy to commit murder after he allegedly plotted a murder for hire behind bars.The charges were announced during a press conference Thursday morning. The
Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project and author of the study, said he was "cautiously optimistic" that the finding showed incarceration disparities can be addressed constructively. "At the same time, it is sobering to note that
Fewer young people are behind bars than at any point since 1975, due in part to lower rates of juvenile crime and a shift away from interventions focused on long-term incarceration.
The US has the most prisoners of any nation in the world and by far the highest incarceration rate. Although the US has just 5 percent of the world's population, it has one quarter of the global prisoner population. While there
In a way, the Prendes family's experience is a new part of the American story. Mandatory minimum sentencing rules for drugs and other nonviolent crimes are now on the books in almost every state. Nearly half the inmates in federal prison are serving
Most federal prisoners are arrested for drug, immigration and firearm offenses. Almost a quarter of the world's prison population is locked up in one country: the United States. For years, the U.S. has held the infamous reputation of having the
Beatrice de Gea for The New York Times "If you had a dollar to spend on reducing crime, and you looked at the science instead of the politics, you would never spend it on the prison system," Micheal Jacobson, president of the Vera Institute of