Prisons Put New Limits on Inmate Visits to Stamp Out Drugs

Some prisons are rolling out new restrictions on inmates in an attempt to stem the flow of drugs. But critics say the policies may not be effective and unfairly target inmates and visitors while ignoring prison staff, who might also be to blame.

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Immigration Enforcement

A variety of local officials, from conservative sheriffs in Texas to a liberal county executive in New Jersey, are embracing a vigorous form of local immigration enforcement.

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Secret Settlements

  • May 25, 2017 Stateline Story
  • By Scott Rodd

Every year, states spend millions to settle lawsuits under the condition that details of the case remain confidential.

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