Here are a couple of stories you rarely see in the news.
Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States (from the Brookings Institute)
It includes ten facts every American should know, offered in three chapters along with an introduction.
US Crime Statistics Completely Ignore What Happens In Prisons (from Salon magazine)
It discusses how the US actually has way more crime than we are led to believe, only it is not counted in the numbers because it happens within prisons!
If such stories were commonplace in the news, we'd not have the major problems we have in criminal justice today.