Lawyers and health experts, as well as incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, say getting gender-affirming care in prison often comes only after threats of lawsuits or a full legal fight.
Historically black colleges and universities are developing new pathways for formerly incarcerated people to earn a degree and transition
Inmates at Maine's Mountain View Correctional Facility are growing their own food. Advocates say the alternative to "mystery meat" means healthier inmates who are learning valuable skills.
Ty Garbin pleaded guilty last year for his role in a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer from her vacation home.
North Carolina civil rights groups struck a deal on Thursday with Gov. Roy Cooper's administration to allow for the early release of 3,500 inmates in state custody over the next six months.
In the midst of a pandemic that's wreaking havoc on prisons and disproportionately affects older people, activists known as the Kings Bay Plowshares have been sentenced to up to 33 months in prison.
State officials say they were blindsided this week by a Justice Department lawsuit alleging brutal and unconstitutional conditions in the state's prison system.
Bob VanSumeren served nearly six years in prison for robbery. But Mike McKenney, his ex-girlfriend's dad, never gave up on him. "Your visits kept me from sinking fully into prison," VanSumeren said.