I'm on Death Row for Punching a Man
After three decades, I feel like I’m dying a slow death.
How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested
Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.
We Were Wrongfully Convicted of Killing Cops and Now We're Married
From sentenced to death for crimes we didn't commit to 'Til Death Do Us Part.
Why Did America's Execution Machine Slow Down?
A new book explores the slow demise of the ultimate punishment in a country that has a history of celebrating it.
Viral Sleuthing Could Make It Harder to Prosecute White Supremacists
An internet posse can help police find suspects, but also give defense lawyers a way to argue a case is tainted.
The 'To Catch a Predator' Guy Has a New Show and No Regrets
Chris Hansen has taken some flak for his aggressive anti-pedophile tactics, but he's not backing down.
These Prosecutors Campaigned for Less Jail Time and Won
Reform advocates on the left and right saw the races as proof that the politics of criminal justice are in flux—and they should stay that way, despite Trump's win.
Inmates Explain How They'd Run Prisons
A new report on how Texas prisons can improve is unique: It was written solely by prisoners.
Meet the Social Media Editor for America's Prisoners
For up to 100 hours a week, Renea Royster helps prison inmates post on Facebook, meet women, and keep track of fantasy sports, among other projects.
Do Public Defenders Spend Less Time on Black Clients?
"Implicit bias" may not affect only judges, cops, and prosecutors, but also the lawyers defending America's poor.
German Prisons Are Kinder, Gentler and Safer Than the Ones in America
As a recent touring group of US officials found out, German inmates wear their own clothes, cook their own meals and aren't put in solitary for more than eight hours at a time.
The Stiff Competition to Work in German Prisons
In Germany, where citizens actually compete with one another to work for prisons, some states require applicants to score over 100 on an IQ test to even qualify for the job.