Public Safety & Justice

2014 Public Official of the Year: Wendy Still

In a state with unconstitutionally overcrowded prisons, Wendy Still has helped transform San Francisco's parole system from a punitive one to a supportive one that serves as a national model for reducing recidivism.

How Much State Prison Populations Are Projected to Grow

A handful of states expect their prison populations to shrink, but most expect growth, according to a new report. View data for each state.

Aging Prisoners Shackle State Budgets

The nation’s graying prison population will strain the corrections system. There are ways to keep costs down, but they’re not often used.

A Big Bear in the Big City

As bears, cougars and other predatory animals range closer to cities, wildlife agencies are rethinking how best to keep both people and animals safe.

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