Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the government offices in Sydney on July 10. On Tuesday, Turnbull called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the northern part of the country. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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In this 2014 photo, prisoners are closely guarded at Chikurubi Maximum Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe. According to state media, at least 200 male inmates were freed from this prison as a result of President Robert Mugabe's pardons. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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After he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter on Jan. 8. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch tours a factory where inmates work at the Talladega Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega, Ala. on April 29, 2016. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls

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Stacey McHoul said she ran out of psychiatric medicine a few days after leaving jail last year and soon began using heroin again. Courtesy of Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Elizabeth Bennett, director of partnerships for Together We Bake, and Nikki Yates, program participant, place cookie dough they've just made onto baking sheets. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

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One of the last family photos of Bernard Simmons is shown by his sister, Debra Simmons, in her home in Chicago. Peter Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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Doubling Up Prisoners In 'Solitary' Creates Deadly Consequences

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Karriem Saleem El-Amin of Baltimore is one of the more than 130 prisoners serving life sentences for violent crimes who were released on probation following a landmark ruling by Maryland's highest court. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed

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