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Life Behind U.S. Bars - 02 May 2013 - Sort by:
Life Behind U.S. Bars - 02 May 2013
A selection of images showing correctional facilities across the U.S.

Compassionate release programs at overcrowded U.S. federal prisons are poorly run and lack clear standards, resulting in
some eligible inmates dying before they can be freed, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

Few prisoners are released early on compassionate grounds. An average of 24 gravely ill prisoners were freed each year from
2006 to 2011, but another 28 died in custody during that time while waiting for the Bureau of Prisons to make a decision on
their cases, the department's inspector general said...
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24 May. 2011
An inmate stands in his cell at the Orange County jail... more
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24 May. 2011
Santa Ana, UNITED STATES
An inmate stands in his cell at the Orange County jail in Santa Ana, California, May 24, 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Monday an order that California reduce its overcrowded prisons by some 40,000 inmates to fix longtime problems with inadequate medical and mental health care. Officials plan to move low-level offenders to county jails. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW)
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27 Apr. 2013
Women chat as they lie in beds placed in the communal... more
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27 Apr. 2013
A woman sits in a cell at the Los Angeles County Women's... more
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27 Apr. 2013
A woman makes a sandwich in a cell at the Los Angeles... more
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4 Jun. 2011
An inmate reads a book in a gymnasium where they are... more
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23 Aug. 2012
Inmates serving time at Maricopa County's Tent City... more
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10 Jul. 2012
Administrative segregation prisoners take part in a... more
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24 May. 2011
Inmates watch television at the Orange County jail... more
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3 Oct. 2012
An inmate reads in his cell at Men's Central Jail in... more
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23 Jul. 2011
A probationer wears an ankle tracking device in Santa... more
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31 Jul. 2010
Inmates serving a jail sentence relax at Maricopa County's... more
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18 Mar. 2010
Inmate patients are shown in their cells at the California... more
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20 Aug. 2009
An Orange County sheriff's deputy handcuffs prisoners... more
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9 Aug. 2009
A prison cell along cell block "B" is shown at Alcatraz... more
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21 Jul. 2009
A pair of pink handcuffs are displayed beside pink... more
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31 Jul. 2010
Inmates serving a jail sentence eat one of two meals... more
US-CALIFORNIA/PRISON
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10 May. 2012
Cori Walters, 32, (R) hugs her daughter Hannah Walters,... more
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4 Jun. 2011
Inmates exercise at the California Institution for... more
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24 May. 2011
An inmate is checked into the Orange County jail in... more
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31 Jul. 2010
Inmates serving a jail sentence make a phone call at... more
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31 Jul. 2010
An inmate serving a jail sentence reads a book at Maricopa... more
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4 Jun. 2011
Inmate Bobby Cortez, 29, sits in a cage at the California... more
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21 Nov. 2001
Death Row guard Sgt. James Ludwig stands outside a... more
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26 Jun. 2012
Inmate Jamar Allah flips his tassel as a graduate before... more
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18 Jun. 2010
The execution chamber at the Utah State Prison is seen... more
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3 Oct. 2012
An inmate plays with a makeshift chess set in his cell... more
USA-PRISONS/DOGS
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25 Apr. 2007
Inmate Jay Young, who is serving a 40 year sentence... more
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18 Mar. 2010
An inmate patient is shown in his cell at the California... more
LIFE CHAIN GANG
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21 Oct. 2003
Maricopa County female inmates are padlocked by the... more
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11 Jul. 2012
An inmate talks on the phone at San Quentin state prison... more
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24 May. 2011
Inmates sit in a classroom at the Orange County jail... more
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18 Mar. 2010
Dr. Joseph Bick (top L), chief deputy for clinical... more
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23 Aug. 2012
An inmate serving time at Maricopa County's Tent City... more
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24 Jun. 2009
Prisoners place their hands on a wall as they are brought... more
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22 Apr. 2012
Inmates are charged by a bull during 'Convict Poker'... more
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31 Jul. 2010
Mattresses for inmates serving a jail sentence at Maricopa... more
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11 Jul. 2012
Marvin Caldwell, 63, who said he was imprisoned for... more
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3 Oct. 2012
An inmate stands in his cell at Men's Central Jail... more
USA-PRISONS/DOGS
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24 Apr. 2007
Inmate Edward Parent, who is serving a ten year sentence... more
USA-CALIFORNIA/PRISONS
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11 Jul. 2012
Martell Collins, 51, does push-ups in the exercise... more
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4 Jun. 2011
Inmates walk around a gymnasium where they are housed... more
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24 May. 2011
Inmates sort laundry at the Orange County jail in Santa... more
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13 Jul. 2010
A member of the sheriff's department looks into one... more
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31 Jul. 2010
Inmates serving a jail sentence store their personal... more
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13 Jul. 2010
A news photographer looks into one of the cells at... more
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18 Mar. 2010
Inmate patients gather in a hallway at the California... more
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4 Jun. 2011
An inmate waits for a visitor at the California Institution... more
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31 May. 2007
A view of the typical jail cell at the Century Regional... more
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7 Jan. 2010
An Orange County sheriff's deputy stands in the doorway... more
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