We're locking up 1 in every 100 American adults—and going bankrupt in the process. Are there alternatives to a total meltdown? Inside America's broken—and broke—prison system.
- The MoJo Prison Guide Everything you wanted to know about prison but were afraid to ask
- Slammed: Welcome to the Age of Incarceration What happens when you lock up 1 in every 100 American adults?
- Hard Time Out Five-year-olds in handcuffs, eighth-graders detained for doodling: The prison boom comes to the schools.
- Inside California's Prison Crisis The Supreme Court has ruled that getting locked up in the Golden State amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Read our 2008 examination of the nation's most dysfunctional prison system.
- The Shawnee Redemption In Kansas, ex-cons build lake cabins, weld snowmobiles—and stay out of prison. What's the matter with the rest of the country?
- Probation Profiteers In Georgia's outsourced justice system, a traffic ticket can land you deep in the hole.
- Why Texas Still Holds 'Em Forget oil and gold. In the Lone Star state, the boomtown business is locking up immigrants.
- When Prison Guards Go Soft Even California's powerful prison guards' union thinks more prisons are a bad idea.
- MoJo Interview: The Angola 3 Meet the Black Panther Party members who spent 36 years of solitude in a Louisiana state pen—and who a federal magistrate now says should be freed.