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Our Incarceration Nation: Even After Prison, Many Americans Are Held Captive Jul. 10, 2021

Diane Dimond

Did you realize that there are more Americans on parole or probation than are held within the prison... Read More

We Need a Smarter War on Drugs Feb. 08, 2020

Diane Dimond

Did we learn nothing from the so-called crack-cocaine plague of the '80s and '90s? For those with f... Read More

February 7, 2020 Feb. 07, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a 75-year-old man living in a retirement community. A woman in her late 80s keeps b... Read More

Deserving of a Second Chance Dec. 19, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

Following grading for the fall semester, I turned my attention to a gripping documentary that I beli... Read More

December 10, 2019 Dec. 10, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: This is an open note to my husband: Dear Husband: I love you, and most of the time, I li... Read More

Reentry Nov. 06, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

All is not lost when someone ends up behind bars — especially if he or she is incarcerated in ... Read More

Look to Norway for True Prison Reforms Oct. 16, 2019

Daily Editorials

There are better ways to punish those who break society's laws. There are better ways to correct tho... Read More

Federal Criminal Justice Reform Takes a Big First Step Forward Jul. 26, 2019

Daily Editorials

Within hours after the First Step Act went into effect last Friday, 3,100 inmates qualified for rele... Read More

Forever a Felon May. 04, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a 62-year-old great-grandmother. Ten years ago, I committed a nonviolent felony. I ... Read More

Jerry Brown's Funky California Prison Blues Feb. 14, 2016

Debra J. Saunders

When he initially retired from the system in 2011, there were 173,000 inmates in the state's prisons... Read More