Prisons

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
With the new prison reform measure passed, up to 10,000 California non-violent detainees may be eligible for early release. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/cc/flickr)
A California public safety measure to reclassify low-level crimes, including drug possession, won a clear victory on Tuesday, as voters paved the way for thousands of non-violent offenders to be resentenced and potentially released from the state's notoriously overcrowded prison system. Voting 58.5 to 41.5 percent to pass Proposition 47,...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The third hunger strike this year is sweeping a for-profit immigrant detention...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
An Egyptian court on Sunday defied global calls for the freedom of 23 democracy...