Prison Prison

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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President Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., on Thursday as part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system. While there, he met with non-violent drug offenders. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Driving Straight,' Giving Back: Rebuilding A Life After Prison

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Is Obama Finally Becoming The President African-Americans Wanted?

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Mary Johnson-Roy spoke with Oshea Israel at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. StoryCorps hide caption

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

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Officer Ted Simola, a member of the LAPD mental evaluation unit, responds to a call in February. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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LA Police Unit Intervenes To Get Mentally Ill Treatment, Not Jail Time

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The Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., is located in a remote corner of the Adirondack Mountains. For years, it's been dogged with allegations of violence and corruption among its officers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A Dozen Officials Suspended As Probe Into N.Y. Prison Break Widens

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Law enforcement personnel take cover Friday afternoon after cornering two escaped prisoners off of Route 30 in Malone, N.Y. One prisoner, Richard Matt, was shot dead by law enforcement. Authorities were still searching for escapee David Sweat late Friday night. Matthew Healey/UPI/Landov hide caption

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After Prison Break In New York, Viral Video Raises Questions

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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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