A Prisoner’s Death, 3,000 Miles From Home

No federal agency keeps an up-to-date tally of thousands of prisoners transferred every year under so-called interstate “corrections compacts.” That often makes it impossible to know what happens when something goes wrong, as a Honolulu Civil Beat investigation discovered.

Lost Girls

A Baltimore Sun investigation finds young women face harsher punishment than boys in Maryland’s juvenile justice system.

Montana’s Tragic Drug Relapse

Montana’s methamphetamine problem, once thought to be on the wane, has bounced back with a vengeance as Mexican cartels flood the state with the highly addictive, destructive drug.

When a Sibling Goes to Prison

Thousands of young people are sent to prison every day, leaving behind scores of brothers and sisters whom researchers call the “most often overlooked” family members of adjudicated youth. These non-offending siblings often suffer high levels of emotional stress, but so far they’ve been paid scant attention.

‘When You Start Using, Your Mentality Stops’

A juvenile addict finally puts himself on the path to a healthy life. But it took 10 years—and pro-active probation officers to get there. A series by a Pennsylvania journalist explores the role of drug courts in helping others like him.

Captive Lives: The ‘Invisible Victims’ of Incarceration

Some 10 million U.S. children have parents who are incarcerated. These innocent youngsters, studies indicate, face long odds of success in life. But, as a San Francisco Chronicle investigation shows, efforts to help them are growing.