"We take turns holding the mirror to see each other. And we talk for hours."
Broken spoons, beard trimmer parts and other ingenious, sometimes dangerous, tools used by incarcerated body artists.
"I couldn't wait to go home, restart my life and eat a diet that didn't kill me."
"I am not evidence that the system 'works.' I am an outlier, dripping in luck."
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
After passing a series of restrictive housing laws, Miami-Dade County faces an odd predicament: bands of nomadic sex offenders and a cat-and-mouse game to move them.
"I fought first for my rights, and then for my life."
Scenes from a so-called sanctuary city in the Trump era.
People are constantly asking me: What's a day in prison like? Is it boring? Or are you busy? So the other day, I toted a pocket-sized notebook with me everywhere I went, scribbling down every single thing I did.
They know what he did. They just don’t know who he is.
Some said the staff had begun to call what was happening elsewhere in the prison "The Purge."
Cameras at Attica have provided an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability for corrections officers. And that's been good news for inmates.
He’s losing weight, due to his inability to prepare meals. Often, it seems like he’s just wasting away. The worst part is, it’s all happening right before my eyes, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
After nearly a decade in detention, Haroon Gul believed he had a chance at freedom. Then came President Trump.
It was my first time on a jury. I was 31, balancing two jobs while going to graduate school. It was 2009, New Orleans was infested with crime, and I remember feeling like I wanted to be part of justice.
The state locks mentally ill, pregnant and juvenile prisoners in isolation to save hospital costs.
New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.
More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He's still waiting.
To stop drugs and weapons from entering jails and prisons, many corrections agencies bar family members from mailing packages or bringing them during visits. Those who want to send food, clothing and other gifts to incarcerated relatives — at any time of year — often must go through private vendors.
An inmate who grew up worshipping Hitler forces a reading group facilitator to challenge her own beliefs.