Criminal Justice

8.14.19

Epstein's Death Is Exposing the 'Clusterfuck' Inside Trump's Prisons

"This is kind of like you're playing this game of chicken, and eventually something bad happens, and shit rolls downhill."

8.13.19

The Actual Facts Behind Jeffrey Epstein's Death Are Worse Than the Conspiracy Theories

Wrapping your head around the depraved financier's demise is actually pretty easy if you try.

7.31.19

The Times Changed, But 'Orange Is the New Black' Didn't

The show's attempts to make prison life entertaining undermine its mission of exposing harsh realities of incarceration.

7.15.19

The Tragic Story of Rick Turner's Descent into Meth, Prison and Death

He barely missed out on recent criminal justice reforms. Then his situation behind bars took a terrifying turn.

3.7.19

Examining the Tragic Bestival Drug Death of Louella Fletcher-Michie

The media and courts have been unanimous in their condemnation of Louella's boyfriend, Ceon Broughton. But it's not a cut and dry case.

1.8.19

This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation

Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.

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11.27.18

What US Inmates Are Saying About Trump's Plan to Shorten Prison Sentences

"They give us hope and they take it away."

11.8.18

Florida Is About to Find Out What Happens When Ex-Prisoners Vote

A million or more new voters could be eligible for 2020 thanks to a ballot initiative reversing Jim Crow-era policy.

10.30.18

How to Stop Dirty Cops from Putting Innocent People in Prison

Information about bad cops' career histories can help everyone from lawyers to the public know who to watch out for.

10.17.18

How Men in Prison Reacted to Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

"The hypocrisy in this country, and in our leaders, is astounding."

10.11.18

What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

"Rooster Bogle would take his sons out once a week or so to visit a prison near Salem, Oregon where they lived and say, 'Look carefully, boys, because when you grow up, this is where you're going to live.'"

9.21.18

The #MeToo Movement Has Reached Prison

Prisoners have remained silent – some out of shame, others out of fear of retaliation, but most because that’s just the way it’s always been.

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