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Anders Behring Breivik, Killer in 2011 Norway Rampage, Says Prison Conditions Violate His Rights 

Angola for Life (The Atlantic -- a Short Documentary) 

Bastoy Prison - Norway

Beyond Prisons: YES Magazine Summer 2011

Brennan Center for Justice

California Sentencing Institute

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

'Culture of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities By Joel Rose (NPR)

Death Penalty Abolition Worldwide, Since 1961

Exoneration Project - at The University of Chicago

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

From A Life Term To Life On The Outside: When Aging Felons Are Freed By Robert Siegel and Matt Ozug (NPR)

Here's Where Gun Laws Stand In Your State By Danielle Kurtzleben (NPR)

How Gangs Took Over Prisons By Graeme Wood (The Atlantic)

Infographic: U.S. Incarceration Rates By Theresa Riley

Innocence Project of Texas

International Centre for Prison Studies

Louisiana Incarcerated (The Times-Picayune)

Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien on the Death Penalty’s Fatal Flaws - From Moyers and Company

Mass incarceration in America, explained in 22 maps and charts By German Lopez (Vox)

Mass Incarceration in the US (YouTube)

Mexican Drug Cartels Recruiting Young Men, Boys (NPR)

My Life After 44 Years in Prison (Al Jazeera)

New Legislation Reconsiders Juvenile Sentencing and Placement By Steven Cuevas (The California Report)

New Legislation Reconsiders Juvenile Sentencing and Placement - See more at:

Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Law Enforcement By Martin Kaste (NPR)

One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton

Prison (Stories from Marketplace)

Prison Planet By Jessica Benko (The New York Times)

Prison Policy Initiative

Prison Rate Was Rising Years Before 1994 Law By Erik Eckholm (The New York Times)

Private Prisons - Two Part Program on NPR

Rikers Island Struggles With a Surge in Violence and Mental Illness By Michael Schwirtz (The New York Times)

State by State: Death Penalty Laws By John Light

States of Incarceration: The Global Context

States of Women's Incarceration: The Global Context By Aleks Kajstura and Russ Immarigeon (Prison Policy Initiative)

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration By Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) 

The Counted: People Killed By the Police in the US (The Guardian)

The Deadly Consequences of Solitary with a Cellmate By Christie Thompson and Joe Shapiro (The Marshall Project)

The Drug Laws That Changed How We Punish By Brian Mann (NPR)

The High Costs Of High Security At Supermax Prisons By Jacob McCleland (NPR)

The Innocence Project

The Inside-Out Center

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime By Inimai M. Chettiar (The Atlantic)

The Marshall Project

The Next to Die (The Marshall Project)

The Radical Humaneness of Norway's Halden Prison By Jessica Benko (The New York Times)

The World Justice Project

This Country Beats France (An Extra from Sicko DVD)

Vera Institute of Justice

Visualizing Punishment By Sarah Shannon and Chris Uggen

Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color By Rina Palta (NPR)