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Over the last two decades, the number of our American incarcerated has reached an unprecedented peak of more than 2 million. The nation’s swelling inmate population has turned prisons into a $50 billion a year industry. Go behind the bars for an in-depth report from inside the American corrections system.
In Corrections, Inc. explore who prospers in the new prison economy, and how their interests shape who gets locked and for how long. Enter the dark isolation of the Supermax prisons in Locked Down. In Hard Time, follow inmates in North Carolina as they face life after prison.

Locked-Up: Prison in America American Public Media

    • Social Sciences

Over the last two decades, the number of our American incarcerated has reached an unprecedented peak of more than 2 million. The nation’s swelling inmate population has turned prisons into a $50 billion a year industry. Go behind the bars for an in-depth report from inside the American corrections system.
In Corrections, Inc. explore who prospers in the new prison economy, and how their interests shape who gets locked and for how long. Enter the dark isolation of the Supermax prisons in Locked Down. In Hard Time, follow inmates in North Carolina as they face life after prison.

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    Gangster Confidential

    • 52 min
    Corrections, Inc.

    Corrections, Inc.

    Rising prison population inmate incarcerated corrections industry public policy prison-guard unions tough on crime measures mandatory sentencing truth-in-sentencing Probation parolee criminal justice policy crime rates law enforcement three strikes repeat

    • 50 min
    Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax

    Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax

    Locked down incarceration solitary confinement violent crime prevention prison gangs crime rate inmate drug crimes prison system overcrowding sociology anthropology criminal psychology

    • 50 min
    Hard Time: Life After Prison

    Hard Time: Life After Prison

    Ex-convict ex-prisoner felon probation criminal justice system faith-based support inmates re-entry expunging criminal record ex-offender program parole rehabilitation half-way houses imprisonment gap racial gap ex-con incarceration urban poverty

    • 50 min
    Transcript: Corrections, Inc.

    Transcript: Corrections, Inc.

    Transcript: Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax

    Transcript: Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax

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