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May 11, 2018
Christine Duckwitz holds her daughter Isabelle inside her room at the Decatur Correctional Center in Decatur, Ill., on April 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: photo for The Washington Post by Whitney Curtis.
Prisons are allowing mothers to raise their babies behind bars. But is the radical experiment in parenting and punishment a good idea?
May 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
February 4, 2018
Editorial: ND's Free Through Recovery is a bold experiment
February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 8, 2017
State Sen. John Grabinger, D-Jamestown
New ND laws aim to reduce prison populations for drug offenders
November 8, 2017 - 6:26pm
November 6, 2017
Writing programs in Minnesota jails struggle to find long-term funding
November 6, 2017 - 8:00am
March 15, 2017
Sen. Kelly Armstrong, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, debates House Bill 1041 on Wednesday, March 15 in Bismarck. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
ND senator questions 'presumptive probation' bill designed to slow prison growth
March 15, 2017 - 8:32pm
February 23, 2017
Prison cells inside the walls of the Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater in Bayport, Minn., are seen in this 2004 file photo. Forum News Service
U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons
February 23, 2017 - 5:33pm
December 31, 2016
A patrol vehicle is seen along the fencing at the Federal Correctional Complex, including the Administrative Maximum Penitentiary or "Supermax" prison, in Florence, Colo., in this 2007 file photo. Supermax houses terrorists and the most violent inmates. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo
Treatment programs curbing U.S. imprisonment rates
December 31, 2016 - 4:00pm
September 3, 2016
Dakota Women’s Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New England seen in this photo from April 2016. (Andrew Haffner / Forum News Service)
Female prisoners appeal to lawmakers charged with justice reform
September 3, 2016 - 7:14pm
June 7, 2016
Most ND prison inmates are low-level felons
June 7, 2016 - 4:48pm
June 6, 2016
'Pretty nasty number': ND prisoner housing to hit $485 million unless policies change
June 6, 2016 - 3:25pm
April 20, 2016
The Cass County Jail in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
ND jail system under pressure with rising numbers of low-level felony offenders
April 20, 2016 - 7:10pm
April 15, 2016
13 Arizona prison workers fired after two inmate suicides
April 15, 2016 - 4:30pm
March 22, 2016
Darnella Wade of St. Paul said on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, that Minnesota should not lease a private prison in the western part of the state. Money should be spent on things such as child care, she said. Don Davis / Forum News Service
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Racial tensions stop Minnesota prison committee discussion
March 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
February 16, 2016
Inside the empty Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minn. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
Inside a Minnesota prison kept empty and waiting for inmates for 6 years
February 16, 2016 - 1:22pm
January 26, 2016
President Barack Obama boards Marine One as he departs from the White House in Washington January 25, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons
January 26, 2016 - 10:40am