State-sanctioned efforts to keep the incarcerated from reproducing began in the early 20th century and continue today

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Revelations about the C.I.A. practices, which were a radical departure for the United States, set off global denunciations and bitter divisions at home. They led to an eventual ban on the techniques and a prohibition by the American Psychological Association against members’ participation in national security interrogations

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By almost any conceivable measure, Tuesday’s announcement was a resounding victory for plaintiffs in Ashker v. Brown, for California inmates, and for the criminal-justice-reform movement as a whole.

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Nearly every state lets prisons and jails charge inmates for their own incarceration — room, board, clothing, and doctor’s visits — in a phenomenon called “pay-to-stay”

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