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Data suggests that inequities between whites and people of color in Arizona stretch far beyond interactions with police. Read more»

Andrea Ramírez, 2, of Chiapas, Mexico watches in anticipation as Daniela Gastelum prepares a vaccine during the one-day clinic, which was organized by One Hundred Angels and the Mexican Red Cross.

American doctors, members of Congress and immigrant advocates have been pushing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to vaccinate migrants after several migrant children, including some diagnosed with the flu, have died while in U.S. custody. With CBP so far rejecting those requests, some organizations are working to get migrants the health care they need – on the Mexican side of the border. Read more»

We’ve rounded up some of the best deep-dive reporting on the mentally ill in U.S. prisons. Read more»

States that impose the death penalty have been facing a crisis in recent years: They are short on the drugs used in executions. Read more»

Eleven prisoners and six wardens were killed in a shootout during an attempted prison break in the northern state of Durango. Read more»

132 inmates escaped from a prison in Northern Mexico through an underground tunnel Monday, officials said. Read more»

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week ruled in a Texas case that extreme heat can violate prisoners' rights. Read more» 1

The gurney on which Arizona death row inmates are strapped prior to getting the lethal injection leading to their executions.

When prison officials pronounced convicted killer Samuel Lopez dead from a lethal injection at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, it was the fourth execution in Arizona in the first six months of 2012. At that pace, the state could be on track to match its record of seven executions in a single year. Read more»

An illustration of an immigration detention center by the Applied Research Center, a racial justice think tank.

The detention business goes beyond just criminal prisoners; nearly half of all immigrant detainees are now held in privately run detention facilities. Here's a look at the billion-dollar and wide-ranging for-profit detention industry—and the two companies that dominate the market: Read more»

Does the Arizona Department of Corrections actually correct? Is spending nearly $1 billion every year locking up 40,000 people a wise investment? If this is running state government "like a business," it might be time for a shareholder revolt. Read more»

David Babb, the host of 'The Prison Show' from KPFT, prepares to go on the air in Houston on Feb. 24.

On Friday nights, in prison cells across parts of Texas, a window opens to the outside world — a radio show for inmates that links inmates to family, friends and the world outside. Read more»

With inmates wielding machine guns, rifles and grenades and guards often unwilling to enter the overcrowded buildings for fear of their own death, jails in Venezuela have become a lawless territory that magnify the violence outside their walls. Read more»

Two peacocks were found during a surprise inspection at a Mexican prison

In Mexico authorities say they found 19 prostitutes, two sacks of marijuana, two peacocks and 100 fighting cocks during a surprise inspection in a prison. Read more»

We've got a newsmaker interview with Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall. Plus, the Sierra Club's Borderlands program, and writer Janne Irvine. Read more»

Nearly 1,900 federal prisoners are estimated to be eligible for immediate release as new sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine were applied retroactively Tuesday. Read more»

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