What life is like after a life sentence

After 33 years behind bars, a man struggles with navigating the bus system, grasping the internet, and getting a job.

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“Armed and dangerous” escaped inmates trigger manhunt in Georgia

A massive manhunt is underway Tuesday afternoon for two “armed and dangerous” inmates of a central Georgia prison who disarmed and killed the guards who were transporting them on a prison bus with other inmates early Tuesday morning. Donnie “Whiskey” Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, overpowered and killed the…

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Rural Jails Are Locking Up More and More Americans

Sparsely populated areas have fewer resources to help people avoid incarceration—and a financial incentive to build bigger jails.

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Charleston Co. Detention deputy arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with inmate

A Charleston detention deputy has been arrested after an alleged sexual misconduct incident.

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$100,000 To Snitch? Perks For Jailhouse Informants Come Under Scrutiny

Legislators in at least four states are now trying to make sure that rewarding jailhouse informants — with cash, perks or deals for freedom — isn’t leading to wrongful convictions.

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The True Causes of Mass Incarceration

John Pfaff joins us this week to talk about the United States’s unusually high rate of incarceration. How many Americans are in prison or in jail? What did they do to get there?

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Federal prison population to grow under ‘law & order’ president

The federal prison population is anticipated to grow by over 4,000 to a total 191,492 inmates, according to details included in a Justice Department budget proposal. As government-run prisons are overcrowded, private prisons could see growth.

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