March 18, 2014
For those in prison, money might not seem like a necessity, after all, food and shelter are provided. But the ability to call loved ones is something that gives many inmates hope, and the Ohio prison system charges hefty fees to use the phone. We’ll look at the deal the state has with private phone companies, and the huge profits they’re collecting
December 19, 2013
At first glance, a get-tough-on crime policy seems like a no-brainer. But stiffer penalties for smaller crimes means more people end up doing time, leading to fiscal and political consequences. This hour we’ll look at America’s disproportionate penal system and examine the relationship between laws and crime rates over the last forty years.
May 24, 2011
High prison populations continue to be a problem for budgets and facilities. Is sentencing reform the correct solution?