Who are they? The data from a new study on 100 people executed during 2012 and 2013 is now available in an infographic.

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Some jails offering skype-like visits.

Relatives who want to visit inmates in five Wisconsin counties no longer have to come to the jail in person, thanks to recently installed systems that allow the...

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E-Cigs for Texas?

As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic c...

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  • Job Search Simplified

    A kiosk that permits soon-to-be-released inmates to search nearly 2 million local state and nationwide job listings was implemented in 2011 by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and is an aid to reentry, says the DOC.

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  • Containing contraband

    How these security tools such as full body scanners, cell phone sensors, walk-through scanners, and even netting, thwart smuggled imports.

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  • Food as punishment: "THe Loaf"

    In many prisons and jails across the U.S., punishment can come in the form of a bland, brownish lump. Known as nutraloaf, or simply "the loaf," it's fed day after day to inmates who throw food or, in some cases, get violent....

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