Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they’re released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine Sarah van Gelder discusses the innovative approach to crime used in Hawaii’s only women’s prison.
Patrice Gaines: We can keep our streets safe without throwing people away.
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money. Sarah van Gelder introduces the Summer issue of YES! Magazine, “Beyond Prisons.”
Seattle’s ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
My brother and I don’t always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I’ll never walk out on him again.
Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
Locked up for life, prisoner poet Spoon Jackson discovered life as a "melody that flowed like free verse."
“I was overjoyed when I got my voter registration card. I was a real citizen!” Ex-offenders on reclaiming the human right to vote.