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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...

Why are private prisons controversial? 3 questions answered

John M. Eason, University of Wisconsin-Madison Editor’s note: Private prisons have long stirred controversy, most recently over their role in housing undocumented immigrants and asylum...

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...

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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Beyond fact-checking: 5 things schools should do to foster news literacy

Seth Ashley, Boise State University When it comes to news literacy, schools often emphasize fact-checking and hoax-spotting. But as I argue in my new book,...