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On 50th anniversary of Attica uprising, 4 essential reads on prisoners’...

Matt Williams, The Conversation On Sept. 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 incarcerated men at Attica Correctional Facility in New York...

Legalizing marijuana, once a pipe dream on Capitol Hill, takes an...

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, University of Southern California In early December, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE...

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore When Congress decided in 1994 to ban federal student aid for people behind bars, it was part of a wider...

Being convicted of a crime has thousands of consequences besides incarceration...

Cynthia A. Golembeski, Rutgers University Newark At least 77 million U.S. adults have criminal records, including nearly 7 million currently in prison or jail...

How being ‘tough on crime’ became a political liability

Jody D. Armour, University of Southern California Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the presidential race after months of attacks from the left for her...

When America had an open prison – the story of Kenyon...

Emily Nagisa Keehn, Harvard University and Dana Walters, Harvard University In a country with mass incarceration, horrific prison conditions and a penal system suffused with...

Juneteenth: Freedom’s promise is still denied to thousands of blacks unable...

Matthew Larson, Wayne State University June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of...

How mass incarceration harms U.S. health, in 5 charts

<Emily Nagisa Keehn, Harvard University and J. Wesley Boyd, Harvard University The U.S. incarcerates a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in...

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The treatment of Yazidi women highlights a historical issue…

The treatment of Yazidi women highlights a historical issue: what makes someone human? Simon Reich, Rutgers University Newark The recent revelations about the savage treatment...