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Terrorists on Trial

Hundreds of "enemy combatants" continue to be held in U.S. custody at Guantánamo Bay and possibly other secret U.S. prisons overseas. Despite a raft of Supreme...

Time Essay: U.S. Prisons: Myth vs. Mayhem

In the endless effort to cope with one of the world's higher crime rates, the U.S. has long sent more people to prison for longer terms than any other...

Science: Sex in the Calabozo

Mexico's custom of letting male prisoners have occasional visitas conjugates with their wives (or other women) was recommended for U.S. prisons last week by...

A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 27, 1971

TROUBLED by the worsening crisis in the U.S. penal system, we sent correspondents to visit penitentiaries across the country nine months ago. Our Jan. 18 cover...

U.S. At War: They Know What Freedom Means

"Hell," said an indignant inmate of California's grim 404-acre San Quentin Prison, "there's more patriotism inside here than outside. . . ." A boisterous...

Why Gitmo Will Never Close

President Obama wants to shut down the controversial prison but not the policies it has come to represent.

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