The Harris County Jail houses more than 8,000 inmates at any given time. For three months last year, 17-year-old Lena was one of them. (Photo: Callie Richmond/The Texas Tribune)
监狱人口增加

自1996年以来,美国农业部为当地监狱建设提供了超过2.77亿美元的资金

自2005年以来,该州从过去20年中获得的资金最多的县收取了6670万美元的贷款。

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Lawsuits Show Gov. Contractors Intentionally Jailing The Poor For Profit

New lawsuits show that government hired contractors are squeezing the poor for every dollar they can, and seemingly squeezing any semblance of justice out of the U.S. legal system.

Southwest Georgia (TFC) – Twice in the past fifteen days, two separate class action lawsuits, one in U.S. District Court, one in Grady County Superior Court, were filed naming Red Hills Community Probation (RHCP) LLC, its CEO Margaret B.

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Lawyers, Rights Groups Rally Around Author Of “Blood Diamonds,” Facing Jail

If convicted, the author faces up to nine years in prison and damages of 1.2 million dollars on the charge.

Lawyers, Rights Groups Rally Around Author Of “Blood Diamonds,” Facing Jail

Rafael Marques de Morais. NEW YORK, Mar 31 2015  - The Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Amnesty International and over a dozen other human rights organisations including the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights have signed an open letter demanding justice for crusading Angolan journalist Rafael

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MN Man Faces Six Months In Jail For Building A Wind Turbine

Nygard’s lawyer, Erick Kaardal, says that the family is prepared to go to jail if need be, because green and alternative energy is a right.

MN Man Faces Six Months In Jail For Building A Wind Turbine

A Minnesota man is facing jail Thursday as the deadline set by a Hennepin County judge to remove a turbine he built on his own property has passed. This long-running dispute over wind turbine has led a judge to order the Orono

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Study: Mass Incarceration Barely Reduces Crime

The report concludes: “Incarceration in the U.S. has reached a level where it no longer provides a meaningful crime reduction benefit.”

According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice, it is still hard to pinpoint the most substantial cause of crime reduction in the last two decades. Based on researchers’ findings, however, we do know what wasn’t responsible: mass

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Off Duty Cop Kidnaps Woman From Jail, Drives Her To His House ‘For Personal Relationship’

One of the kidnappers fellow officers stated: “You arrested her, you can do whatever the f*ck you want to do.”

(Photo/my_southborough via Flickr) A police officer was recently found to have acted “inappropriately” after he pulled over an intoxicated Native American woman, and then drove her to his house to have a “personal relationship” with her. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was disciplined, and given seven days off off work without

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