Incarceration NationThe United States incarcerates a greater percentage of our population than any other nation - nearly 2.4 million Americans are behind bars, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $63 billion a year. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks into how that bleak statistic came about, and at efforts being made to change this.
Prison: Punishment and ReformIn the mid-18th century, people demand a radical reform of criminal justice system. "Offenses and Sentences" advocates abolition of torture and capital punishment. Today, Section 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regulates the parameters of punishment.