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.
Amy Goodman talks to legal scholar Michelle Alexander about the new American caste system.
Photographs give a voice to our nation's wrongfully convicted.
Personal stories of life beyond bars.
YES! Magazine’s summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.’s prison problem. Here's a look at what we’re planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Supporting the bond between inmates and their newborns gives these families a better start.
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.
How today's criminal justice system takes up where slavery and segregation left off
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
Escalating drug violence in Mexico isn't just a Mexican issue. Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—there and in the U.S.—is the key to peace.
New reports find that, while the death penalty drains hundreds of millions from state budgets, police chiefs don't consider it effective in deterring crime.