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The Bureau of Prisons is shutting down a unit at its newest penitentiary in Illinois, following an investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project that exposed it was rife with violence and abuse.
Data from 15 states reveal that female inmates are disciplined at higher rates than men for smaller infractions of prison rules — often with harsh consequences.
The activist campaigned to change rules, so that people with disabilities could get nursing care and other support at home past the age of 21, and get married without losing Medicaid benefits.
Police shootings get our attention now. And there seem to be a lot of them. Are there more now, or were we just not paying attention?
An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project found that many states don’t keep track of how many inmates are released directly from solitary confinement without any transition or supervision.
New analysis shows there’s little evidence long suspensions stop people from driving and getting more tickets, but they do put more poor people in debt.
Experts worry too many license suspensions are for reasons that have nothing to do with unsafe driving.