Incarceration in the United States

A woman sits on a bench in jail.

Mothers in prison aren’t likely to see their families this Thanksgiving — or any other day


Jill McCorkel, a professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University, details the costs and challenges of low-income families visiting relatives in prison.

A fence strung with signs and paper cranes

Immigrant detention centers are a grim reminder of Japanese American history

The World

Blogging behind bars

Conflict & Justice

California Prison System Sees Scrutiny for Overcrowding, Inhumane Conditions