Convicts throughout the world have a famously tough time finding work after leaving prison. Employers tend to discriminate against ex-cons, and the criminal justice system rarely prepares prisoners adequately for re-entry into the workplace. But the Italian government is leading the way, at least in this... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
It takes a special kind of person to provide health care for accused murderers, rapists, and drug addicts.
But these doctors do, in some cases, receive "better pay, better hours, retirement benefits, and free malpractice insurance," Parija B. Kavilanz has reported on CNN. "Typically a salaried... Read More »
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A prisoner's rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to look into allegations that guards at an Alabama women's prison are sexually abusing the inmates incarcerated there.
The Equal Justice Initiative filed the complaint on Thursday, claiming that guards at the Tutwiler Prison... Read More »
By Tales Azzoni
SAO PAULO (AP) -- It wasn't a tough choice for convicted bank robber Chiquinho: spend the day in a cell or make money out in the sun helping Brazil build a 2014 World Cup stadium. Read More »
When it comes to employing prisoners, making license plates or performing roadside cleanup typically come to mind as the kind of jobs given to those behind bars. In New York state, however, a select group of inmates are taking on a different role: over-the-phone customer service representatives for the... Read More »