Prison Prison

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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Chess players score a game at the facility. Keith O'Brien for NPR hide caption

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Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

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Inmates walk past correctional officers at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash., on Feb. 17, 2011. Gov. Jay Inslee said last month that more than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state's Department of Corrections. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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2 Prisoners Mistakenly Released Early Now Charged In Killings

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David Carlson served two tours in Iraq while in the military. Courtesy of David Carlson hide caption

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Behind Bars, Vets With PTSD Face A New War Zone, With Little Support

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Leahya Ellis and other spinning class participants use exercise as a way to shake away stress, anger and depression. Bastiaan Slabbers for NPR hide caption

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Biking Behind Bars: Female Inmates Battle Weight Gain

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Former Peanut Corporation of America President Stewart Parnell was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanut butter, which was linked to the deaths of nine people. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Inmates talk with professors about how to teach classes in the Inside-Out program, where half the students are prisoners and half are traditional college students. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Inside-Out: Where Campus Life Meets Prison Life

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New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

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A part of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is shown in 2008. The penitentiary opened in 1829, closed in 1971, and then historic preservationists reopened it to the public for tours in 1994. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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How Solitary Confinement Became Hardwired In U.S. Prisons

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Curtis Carroll — also known as "Wall Street" — teaches prisoners at San Quentin State Prison about stocks. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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Inmate With Stock Tips Wants To Be San Quentin's Warren Buffett

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