June 23, 2016
"Our Voices Are Rarely Heard" is a powerful short documentary that outlines the mental anguish and horror caused by solitary confinement in one of America's most notorious prisons, Pelican Bay. This 6 minute video will give you a sneak peak at how we treat people in custody.
October 18, 2015
The War on Drugs and the Tough on Crime movement is directly responsible for most of the mandatory minimums judges are forced to follow today. Supporters of the new laws theorized that the harsh penalties would convince criminals not to act. The plan backfired drastically, causing society untold harm.
Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25. When he got out at 69, he rejoined a world that was starkly different from the one he remembered. This is his story, as told by AJE.
July 30, 2015
We put together 5 different maps visualizing the statistics related to the incarceration rates in the United States. It is no secret that our country puts more people in prison than anywhere else in the world, but there are also other astonishing numbers - like the number of people in prison even though they haven't been sentenced.
October 20, 2015
Perhaps the greatest moment of your life has arisen - your release date. It can be an overwhelming time, full of different emotions - both good and bad. It is important to keep yourself in check and do 10 things to get your life back and make sure you stay out, for good.
July 7, 2015
Sometimes, it is easier to get an idea of how bad things have gotten in terms of imprisonment and arrests by looking at the statistics gathered in one place. Using the latest numbers, we explore how the number of people we put behind bars have skyrocketed only recently.