A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

August 7th, 2012 • Quill Archives, FOI Toolbox
Inconsistent Prison Access Policies Impede Reporters

America’s prisons are packed with important stories — stories of crime and punishment and other policy decisions that are rich with human drama and real-world consequences. And what happens behind prison walls affects us all. Not only will the vast majority of the 2 million people currently behind bars eventually re-enter their communities, but with an annual budget of more than $74 billion, America’s state and federal prisons require vast economic and human resources to sustain.