75,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and 45,000 Japanese nationals were relocated to prison camps during WWII, leaving their properties behind
The young black men served a combined total of 130 years for a crime they never committed
Two sheets of paper from the Alabama prison where the activist penned a famous 1963 letter sold at auction for more than $130,000
Located on the site of a former prison, the Lucy Burns Museum shines a light on the horrific treatment endured by the jailed suffragists
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Fifty years after Native American activists occupied the island, take a look back at the old prison in San Francisco Bay
PEN America's report coincided with the annual Banned Books Week
From Alcatraz to Cell Block 7, these jails now hold tours instead of prisoners
Rebecca Salome Foster was known as the "Tombs Angel" in recognition of her work with inmates housed at a Manhattan prison known as "The Tombs"
It was the latest stop in an unconventional tour that has brought the Artemisia Gentileschi painting to a school, a library and a doctor’s office
The mob boss spent nine months imprisoned at Eastern State Penitentiary, and a new exhibition shows his stay was less glamorous than it was portrayed
Before Capone took up residence, the island was home to military installation that guarded San Francisco Bay
A new study highlights the sheer scope of mass incarceration in the United States
The Committee to Protect Journalists documents the worrying trend it characterizes as the "new normal"
The deceased are believed to have been among thousands of black prisoners who were put to work as part of a post-Civil War “convict-leasing system"
Prohibited from treating white GIs, the women felt betrayed by the country they sought to serve
Decades before the Supreme Court's Miranda decision, a 1919 murder trial presented a precedent for protecting criminal suspects from police overreach
Twenty years ago, the courts gave Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences, thereby ending more than a decade of terror.
For seven years an internee at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," Congressman Sam Johnson entrusts his story to the Smithsonian
A pilot directive affecting three New York State prisons stipulates that inmates can only receive packages from six approved vendors