Locking Up Our Future

Locking Up Our Future

The logical fix would require putting more money and effort into securing jobs, transitional housing, and drug treatment for ex-offenders.

Isolation on Both Ends of the Line

Isolation on Both Ends of the Line

In a complete distortion of free-market economics, the phone companies that secure contracts with prisons are often the ones that charge more than their competitors.

Remembering Charles Colson

Remembering Charles Colson

Tricky Dick’s master of dirty tricks became a Christian prison reformer but was no saintly do-gooder.

Prison Nation

Prison Nation

Having the world’s highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one.

We Need an Armistice in the War on Drugs

We Need an Armistice in the War on Drugs

For the moment at least, we’re headed toward softening the penalties on marijuana and letting patients use it, while also reducing the obscene punishments for possessing crack cocaine.