mass incarceration

Decades After It Set Meth Sentencing by Purity, USSC Surveys the Damage

Almost all controlled substances in the United States are criminalized by weight. There are thresholds that legally separate possession from…

June 20, 2024

As Waupun Correctional Staff Arrested for Abuse, Lockdown Drags On

After Dean Hoffman was transferred to Waupun Correctional Institution in April 2023, his daughter noticed a difference right away. Somehow…

June 14, 2024

Prison Call Center Jobs Pay Minimum Wage, Which for Us Seems to Be $1.30

I work at prison call center. My job is to read from a script about various kinds of debt relief,…

June 13, 2024

Wellpath, Fleeing GA Prisons Contract, Fails One Last Bid at Extortion

On July 1, three years into its nine-year contract, private health care provider Wellpath will leave behind its 50,000-plus patients…

June 6, 2024

How Prison Guard Became the Job Everyone Leaves

Lonnie, in his late 40s, was a high school teacher for 20 years before he came to prison. He and…

June 4, 2024

WA Prisons to Ban Greeting Cards and Postcards, Presuming Synthetic Drugs

The Washington State Department of Corrections (WDOC) will ban people in its custody from receiving greeting cards and postcards after…

May 22, 2024

The Lifers Trapped in Georgia’s Parole Crisis Are Watching Senate Bill 586

About a decade ago, people serving life with parole in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisons began to realize we…

April 25, 2024

TN Private Prisons Quietly Transfer Us, This Time Without Saying Why

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) opened Trousdale Turner Correctional Center—the largest of the state's 14 prisons, and…

April 17, 2024

NY County Sued for Illegally Denying Person OUD Meds in Jail

A lawsuit accuses a New York county jail of repeatedly denying a man held there his medication for opioid use…

April 12, 2024

GA Prisoners Tortured in the Showers, as DOJ Ponders Whether It’s Safe Here

On February 27, two men were held down in the shower room of a Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prison…

April 8, 2024