The pontiff had compassionate words for the incarcerated. Will that message be heard by those paid to oversee their safety and security?
The government’s petty harassment didn’t end after I served time for being a whistleblower.
There's still time for the Obama administration to prosecute U.S. human rights abusers.
The logical fix would require putting more money and effort into securing jobs, transitional housing, and drug treatment for ex-offenders.
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.
Over a third of U.S. states now allow police to jail people for owing all matter of debts, from medical bills to credit card and auto loans.
Mere facts and logic can't compete for influence with the money and clout of the Prison-Industrial complex.
Tricky Dick's master of dirty tricks became a Christian prison reformer but was no saintly do-gooder.
Prisoners, some as young as 13, are being brutalized in facilities owned by private companies that exist solely to turn a profit.
Having the world's highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one.