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Rhode Island Found a Way to Cut Post-Prison Overdose Deaths in Half

The state tried to get as many people as possible to start anti-addiction medications while they were inside.
Maia Szalavitz
2.14.18
rights
rights

The Battle to Get Expensive Hep C Treatment in Prisons

The disease is common in prison populations but states face a catch-22: spend their entire medical budgets on newer drugs or use cheaper treatments that are less effective.
Alex Smith, KCUR
1.23.18
HIV
HIV

HIV Is Still a Big Problem in Prisons

Drugs and unprotected sex on the inside aren't the reason why.
S.E. Smith
1.2.18
mental health
mental health

This Mental Health Program Helps People Stay Out of Prison

It's based on cognitive behavioral therapy.
Michelle Malia
12.15.17
rights
rights

Judge Offers Shorter Sentences to Inmates Who Get Vasectomies

Or, for women, birth control implants. The ACLU says it's unconstitutional.
Amber Brenza
7.21.17
mental health
mental health

The Prison System is Designed to Ignore Mental Illness

Negligence, delays in diagnosis, and flat-out abuse are rampant.
Maggie Puniewska
6.1.17
mental health
mental health

We Asked What It's Like to Have a Mental Illness in Prison

"I didn’t need medication. I needed someone to talk to."
Maggie Puniewska
5.30.17
mental health
mental health

A Popular Form of Meditation is Helping Inmates Chill Out

Nearly 80 percent of female prisoners saw benefits in a recent study.
Kristen Dold
1.17.17
Sex
Sex

Why It's Illegal for Prisoners to Masturbate

Some inmates are getting thrown in solitary for seeking a little stress relief.
Kristen Dold
1.6.17
mental health
mental health

Is This The End of Solitary Confinement?

A look at the future of this damaging practice.
Adam Lewis
1.4.17
running
running

I Ran a 5K in a Maximum-Security Prison

Running with the inmates of Oregon State Penitentiary gave me a glimpse into life inside.
Margot Bigg
7.22.16
Feeling The Feels
Feeling The Feels

Prisons Are Acting as De Facto Mental Health Facilities for Indigenous Australians

Australia's correctional system is all too frequently the first place of treatment for indigenous people with mental issues.
Girard Dorney
5.1.15