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Is America Engaged In A 'Vicious Circle' Of Jailing The Poor?

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Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

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Newly Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

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Latandra Ellington, 36, was serving time for tax fraud at Lowell Correctional Institution when she died. Florida Department of Corrections hide caption

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Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

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An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management. Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In Juvenile Detention, Girls Find Health System Geared To Boys

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