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The U.S. locks up more individuals per capita than any other country in the world. We have 2.2 million people behind bars – up 500% from 30 years ago. This situation raises important questions for policy makers, and it’s a rich area for journalistic exploration.

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Over the past two years, I’ve spoken with dozens of Kentuckians battling prescription drug abuse. All of the stories broke my heart. But they needed to be told.

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Last year, the California started releasing medically-incapacitated felons into nursing homes under a new program called medical parole. But which nursing homes are taking these patients?

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The state Inspector General’s Office will issue a report on the quality of prison medical care in California by the end of the year. It’ll include a summary of inspections at 11 state prisons. The report will help a federal judge determine when to return control of prison medical care to the state. KPCC’s Julie Small has looked over some of the preliminary scores.

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