Photos by Muhammed Muheisen With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons.
Photos by Gerald Herbert A maximum-security prison in Louisiana once notorious for its violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other “lifers” are now mentors, teaching job skills and morals to nonviolent offenders, preparing them for another shot at freedom.
Photos by Dario Lopez-Mills The cold, dust-blown prison yard where inmates are welding a new steel bell tower for the Feb. 17 visit of Pope Francis is a microcosm of the changes that have brought hope to the once-infernal border city of Ciudad Juarez, both inside and outside the walls.
Photos by Ben Margot With executions on hold in California and a death penalty appeals process that can take years, many inmates on the nation’s largest death row say they spend little time worrying about the lethal injection that may one day kill them.
Photos by Felipe Dana It’s the same prison — but the different wings are worlds apart.