Common’s prison concert tour inspires incarcerated people on their path to rehabilitation

"This is a new story, a new narrative we’re going to tell together. And I believe that each and every one of you is going to write that story for yourself.”

What’s the current state of Bill Cosby’s finances?

He was one the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Take a look at how he amassed his fortune, and what is left now.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 18: Kim Kardashian West and prison reform in the Trump era (full transcript)

"Who loses if we decide that, because Trump is so objectionable on 99 other issues, we won’t help the prisoners? The prisoners lose — not the liberal critics, not the people on Twitter."

‘Mic Dispatch’: John Legend on criminal justice reform; Wade Davis on the NFL and LGBTQ issues

In this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we talk with John Legend about unemployment among formerly incarcerated people and with Wade Davis about the lack of out gay players in the NFL.

‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 15: John Legend; out football players (full transcript)

Jake Horowitz speaks with award-winning musician John Legend about criminal justice reform, and Evan Ross Katz interviews former football players like Wade Davis to discuss being out as an athlete.

Alice Marie Johnson opens up about her release from prison

“Oh my goodness, I [felt] like my feet had wings on them,” Johnson said. “When I saw my family, if I could have jumped across that highway, I would have jumped across that highway into their arms."


This Mother’s Day, volunteers are paying to get moms out of jail with the #BlackMamaBailOut campaign

The U.S. prison population includes thousands of people sitting in jail awaiting trial who cannot afford to pay bail, many of them mothers.

What If We Didn’t… jail people for marijuana use, possession or sale?

After more than 20 years of the modern medical and recreational marijuana industries, advocates for decriminalization say evidence of societal good is stacking up against die-hard prohibitionists.

Music and culture have become “powerful” tools for rehabilitation in California’s prison system

Music has a life-changing effect on everyone, but perhaps even more so on the incarcerated.

How bail destroys lives and makes innocent people plead guilty

Whether $87 or $25,000, bail can crush livelihoods and lives if an accused person cannot pay — costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Judge in Brock Turner rape case speaks out for first time

The judge defended the ruling by saying he had to "consider both sides."

Man spends five months on Rikers Island without knowing his bail was $2

Now Aitabdel Salem is suing both the city and his Legal Aid lawyers.

The Movement for Black Lives responds to recent claims of a fractured coalition

"We make no assumptions that everyone and everything within our movement is perfect — far from it," organizers said.

It's 120 degrees in Phoenix — and inmates at a local jail have to sleep outside

People are sleeping outside in the middle of a brutal heatwave.

Here's why 16 'Orange Is the New Black' characters are in prison

It's hard to keep track of everyone on 'OITNB,' but we've got you covered.

Jay Z bails out incarcerated dads for Father's Day

Almost half a million people are in jail right now only because they can't afford to leave.

7 burning questions after the 'Orange Is the New Black' finale

Season five took fans on a roller coaster, which was often nauseating.

Greg Gianforte pleads guilty to assaulting reporter

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault for body slamming a Guardian reporter in May.

These are the elections that will determine the future of mass incarceration in America

Elections far outside of Washington will determine the fates of America's incarcerated.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick allegedly gave employees rules for having sex with each other on retreat

The memo offers employees rules for how to have sex with each other at a company retreat.

Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration

The 22-year-old died by suicide two years ago Tuesday.

Is 'Prison Break' coming back for season 6? This is what we know about the revival.

The 'Prison Break' finale gave fans closure, but it's unclear if the show will return for more.

Jeff Sessions' anti-crime champion has one answer for our incarceration crisis: more jail.

"When you put criminals in prison, crime goes down. It really is that simple."

'Bloodline' Season 3 Release Time: When to watch new episodes on Netflix

The beaches of the Florida Keys are red with blood again.

'Fire Emblem Echoes' Zeke: How to recruit Zeke for your army in 'FEE'

Find out how to recruit the golden knight Zeke in 'Fire Emblem Echoes.'

A former Secret Service officer who sexted teen girls is sentenced to 20 years in prison

The former agent used a White House guard booth to take photos of his penis and send them to underage girls, authorities said.

Two ICE detainees have died in Georgia in the span of two days

A tragic development in President Donald Trump's war on immigrants.

Dylann Roof told psychologist that white nationalists would rescue him from prison

He also said that white nationalists would take over the government, the same month Donald Trump was elected.

Chelsea Manning just sent her first tweet after her release from prison

Manning took her first steps of freedom on Wednesday.

Report: Chelsea Manning has been freed from military prison in Fort Leavenworth

She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks.