RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada sheriff’s deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits. Two men who were traveling alone through northern Nevada’s high desert last year offer strikingly […]
Overcrowded, underfunded, rife with abuse and filled with nonviolent offenders — it doesn’t get much worse than U.S. prisons.
By almost every measure, the American prison system is broken. For a nation that claims one in every 20 human beings on Earth, it also claims one in every four prisoners. Approximately one in every 107 American adults is currently behind bars, producing both a rate of