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Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

From left, Alex Taubes, Terrell Wigfall, Juel Roundtree and Rocky Lotito at a debate at the Rikers Island jail complex on Monday.

Ohio to Relocate 126 Death Row Inmates

Death row will move from Chillicothe to Toledo and a newer facility designed to handle inmates with physical and mobility limitations.
Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College

Juan Echevarria, a former inmate who is pursuing a college degree, on his mother’s couch, where he sometimes has to sleep.
Counterterrorism Law to Let Australia Detain Convicts After Their Sentences

Counterterrorism Law to Let Australia Detain Convicts After Their Sentences

George Brandis, left, the attorney general of Australia, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House in Canberra this week.
Strategies: Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

Strategies: Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

A detention center in Eloy, Ariz. President-elect Donald J. Trump’s promise to deport millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and his selection of the tough-on-crime senator Jeff
The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

Edgar M. Welch surrendered to the police in Washington on Sunday.
The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions

Edgar M. Welch surrendered to the police in Washington on Sunday.

Medical Records Overhaul for California Prisons Is Delayed and Over Budget

A project to modernize medical record-keeping for California inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates, to nearly $400 million in three years.
Editorial: Extinguishing Free Expression in Algeria

Editorial: Extinguishing Free Expression in Algeria

The funeral of the British-Algerian journalist Mohamed Tamalt in Algiers on Monday.

Riot by Drug Gangs in Brazil Prison Leaves at Least 56 Dead

The authorities said the riot at the Compaj prison in Manaus was part of a power struggle over the drug trade in the Amazon basin.
Lecce Journal: Italian Inmates Sip, Smell and Taste Their Way to Rehabilitation

Lecce Journal: Italian Inmates Sip, Smell and Taste Their Way to Rehabilitation

Roberto Giannone, a sommelier, poured wine for inmates near Lecce, Italy, as Marco Albanese, a police officer and wine enthusiast, gave a class on tasting and serving.
California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

Shiloh Heavenly Quine in June 2015. Her case led California to set standards for allowing transgender inmates to apply for sex-reassignment surgery.
California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

California Is First to Pay for Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery

Shiloh Heavenly Quine in June 2015. Her case led California to set standards for allowing transgender inmates to apply for sex-reassignment surgery.
With Nearly 100 Dead in Prison Riots, Brazil’s Government Faces Crisis

With Nearly 100 Dead in Prison Riots, Brazil’s Government Faces Crisis

Relatives of inmates outside of Desembargador Raimundo Vidal Pessoa prison in Manaus, Brazil. Three of the four prisoners killed there this month were beheaded.
Economic Scene: Prisons Run by C.E.O.s? Privatization Under Trump Could Carry a Heavy Price

Economic Scene: Prisons Run by C.E.O.s? Privatization Under Trump Could Carry a Heavy Price

A waiting room at a temporary detention center run by Corrections Corporation of America for ICE in Houston.

Prison Riot in Brazil Leaves at Least 10 Inmates Dead

The uprising was the latest in a wave of fatal riots in the country’s overcrowded prisons that have killed nearly 100 people this year.
Death Toll From Brazil Prison Riot Reaches 26; Decapitations Are Seen

Death Toll From Brazil Prison Riot Reaches 26; Decapitations Are Seen

The Brazilian authorities on Sunday at the State Penitentiary of Alcaçuz, near Natal, after a riot on Saturday night.

Obama Legacy of Freeing Prisoners May Come Under Trump Siege

The president has focused on getting criminal offenders out of jail early and trying to give them the skills to stay out, but the new administration has a law-and-order cast.
‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided

‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided

Jerry Hartfield in a prison outside Gatesville, Texas, in 2012.
Riot Police Try to Quell Continuing Violence in Brazilian Prison

Riot Police Try to Quell Continuing Violence in Brazilian Prison

Inmates at the Alcaçuz state penitentiary, near Natal in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, on Thursday. The police have been unable to take control of the prison since a riot on Saturday that