Obama’s push for sentencing reforms that would decrease the number of Americans imprisoned – a key focus of his remaining time in office - has won support from an unlikely coalition.
"When they describe their youth and their childhood, these are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made."
Juvenile and mental health advocates and officials nationwide have long debated whether placing young inmates like Davis in "the box," or any form of solitary confinement, does more harm than good.
Outspoken and strident, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens demands compensation for non-security threat Guantanamo detainees.
The troubled Tsarnaev family is the focus of the defense during the Boston Bombing trial.
After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.
Federal prosecutors are cracking down on abuse at the New York jail.
Inside one of the most shocking revelations from the CIA torture report.
The Defense Department no longer operates any prisons in Afghanistan.
A man with clear mental health problems is the 11th person to be executed in the state of Texas this year.
American use of the world's most expensive prison still has no end in sight.
A study has found that in 2008, 96 percent of convicted non-U.S. citizens received a prison sentence, compared to only 85 percent of convicted U.S. citizens.
In Bell, Florida a man kills his daughter and six grandchildren.