Tens of thousands of Americans who oppose abortion came to Washington for the annual March for Life, marking the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Pro-choice supporters, meanwhile, also turned out to D.C.
Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling youth service that goes where the troubled kids are.
Arching a tattooed eyebrow, Chavez credits an innovative program run out of the Cleveland Correctional Facility, about 50 miles northeast of Houston, with helping him gather the skills to operate a business — from character-building and how to carry himself to writing a business plan and finding financing.
The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is based on a philosophy that making inmates such as Chavez business savvy will reduce the likelihood that they will return to prison. It emphasizes reforming behavior while also working on a broader goal of reducing the prison population.
Throughout the United States, Americans honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19, 2015.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters were back at a nearly 140-year-old central Pennsylvania prison Thursday morning after a blaze that prompted the evacuation of more than 200 inmates reignited.
Flames were seen around 6 a.m. Thursday shooting up the stone walls of a tower at the Northumberland County Prison in Sunbury, a city of 10,000 about 40 miles north of Harrisburg.
Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the stone building with castle-like parapets, which was built in the late 1800s and sits a few blocks from the banks of the Susquehanna River.
WEST ALLIS, WIS. — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don’t choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through tattoos to help conceal their scars.
Photos from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Nearly everyday for the last 8 months, Michael Grant, 28, has dressed as Jesus Christ, and walked the streets of Philadelphia to share the Christian gospel by example. He quickly acquired the nickname of “Philly Jesus,” which he has gone by ever since.
Face smashes, hair whips, three legs and funny faces: Here are some of the strangest pictures in the news from around the world this year.