Together We Bake is a bakery in Alexandria, Va. that supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.
Imagine living in a cell smaller than a parking space or a king-size mattress. Now add a roommate. The result for some inmates forced to live together in solitary can be murder.
Albert Woodfox, accused of killing a prison guard in 1972 with two other men, has always maintained his innocence. His decades in solitary became an international human rights issue.
A landmark ruling by Maryland's highest court affected prisoners convicted of violent crimes before 1981. None of them has re-offended so far. But that's no comfort to angry families of their victims.
Discovered three years ago, the miscalculations were made public only recently. Two inmates set free early have been charged with homicides committed when they should have still been in prison.
About 15 percent of people in prison are infected with hepatitis C. Screening and treating inmates would save $750 million over 30 years and prevent many new cases in the general public.
"For my PTSD issues, jail is the least therapeutic atmosphere you could ever imagine," says Iraq veteran David Carlson. "You come in one way and you leave three times worse."