As prison populations in the U.S. have swelled since the 1970s, so has the number of ex-cons. About 700,000 prisoners are released from state and federal prisons each year. Two out of three, studies say, will commit crimes that will land them back in jail. - U.S. News & World Report
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Rise of the machines
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- It's time to kill school picture day
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- Ban PowerPoint!
- 10 things you need to know today: October 19, 2014
Subscribe to the Week