CHICAGO (AP) — Sirjerathan Wilson never thought it was worth the trouble to vote and never had. But inside Cook County Jail, Wilson sees it differently: voting is a chance to remind himself that his opinion matters and to show his family that he’s doing more than just letting one day bleed into the next. […]


Caddo Parish sheriff Steve Prator believes that well-behaved prisoners should stay locked up because cheap labor is more important than their freedom.

Experts are now questioning what levels of solitary confinement are appropriate for inmates and whether this type of punishment is constitutional.

One of the largest release of prisoners at once is set to start happening soon, which will be great news for a lot of non-violent drug offenders who have spent too much time in prison. But this release is not a change of heart from the U.S. government. Click on the audio player to hear why, in […]

Top News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates […]

How far would you go to find your missing child?  That’s the dilemma faced by Nancy and Franklin Birch (Viola Davis, Terrence Howard) when their…