Eli Hager

crime

The Guy Prisoners Call When They're Betrayed from the Outside

Peter Borenstein is a young LA attorney who's carved out a niche helping ex-prisoners who believe they were the victim of fraud or theft while locked up.
Eli Hager
1.30.18
Criminal Justice

Will America Stop Putting Kids in Solitary Confinement?

Long-term isolation is rapidly losing ground as an accepted practice in the world of juvenile corrections. But for youth advocates, ending solitary will take more work.
Eli Hager
8.2.17
crime

The Disturbing Lawsuit by the Cops Charged in Freddie Gray's Death

Now that the criminal case against them has collapsed, these Baltimore cops are going after their prosecutor.
Eli Hager
3.21.17
crime

Cops Are Abandoning Their Favorite Interrogation Technique Because It Doesn't Work

Claustrophobic rooms and the presumption of guilt have been accepted practice for decades—and a staple of shows like 'Law and Order.' But actual cops are changing their ways.
Eli Hager
3.9.17
crime

If Kids Ran Young Offenders' Institutes

A sampling of suggestions from young people on how to run juvenile detention centres in America.
Eli Hager
2.14.17
News

The Uncertain Fate of Jails and Prisons Under Trump

A field trip to jails and prisons after Trump's election suggests criminal justice reform will continue even if the feds don't make it easy.
Eli Hager
12.14.16
News

The Big Winner in the Missouri Governor's Race: Cops

Both candidates are talking tough – one literally shoots a machine gun in his TV ads – two years after Michael Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson.
Eli Hager
10.18.16
News

Why Do Obama’s Gun Reforms Sound So Familiar?

We've been here before.
Eli Hager
1.7.16
News

What New York's Anti-Prison-Rape Videos Get Right and Wrong

New York is showing new inmates videos with tips from prisoners on how to avoid rape. Here's how advocates and experts focused on the prison-industrial complex are reacting.
Eli Hager
2.25.15