During 20 years behind bars, a woman develops a passion and talent for history. But her background was too hot for Harvard.
By choice, for less than $2 an hour, the female inmate firefighters of California work their bodies to the breaking point. Sometimes they even risk their lives.
About 4,500 prisoners in Rosharon, Tex., were being bused to other facilities as the nearby Brazos River rose under heavy rain from Tropical Storm Harvey.
Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.
By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE July 26, 2017 BOSTON — When he was 21 and coming out as gay, John Harris was referred to a charismatic street priest, Paul Shanley, for guidance. “He raped me, under the pretense of helping me,” Mr. Harris, now...