Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Many 'Violent Offenders' Have Committed Nonviolent Crimes

Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as "violent."
Eli Hager
4.5.19
Drugs

A Florida Woman Faced Ten Years for 'Meth' She Said Was 'Just a Rock'

The case highlights a sheriff's department with a history of misconduct and a central role in the recent prostitution bust that ensnared Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Meg O'Connor
3.26.19
true crime

What Federal Inmates Are Saying About Paul Manafort Getting Just 47 Months

"Only the non-connected do real time," one told us.
Seth Ferranti
3.11.19
Drugs

A Woman Faces Life in Prison for Sharing Drugs in Jail

A 22-year-old woman overdosed and died in jail. A 24-year-old faces first-degree murder charges. Did the system fail them both?
Tana Ganeva
3.11.19
Culture

True Crime Podcast 'Conviction' Investigates a Vigilante Private Eye

Manuel Gomez made it his mission to take down dirty cops. But is he protecting the innocent or out for revenge?
Kara Weisenstein
1.24.19
prison reform

The Prison System Is a Nightmare, but Not for the Reasons You Think

How it's become an agency of social control.
Seth Ferranti
1.14.19
extremism

How to Deal with Cops Who Believe Wild Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon

Mike Pence appeared in a photo with a cop wearing a "QAnon" patch, and he got demoted. But how many more like him are out there?
Mark Hay
1.10.19
Criminal Justice

Cyntoia Brown's Clemency Gives Hope to Other Trafficking Survivors

After being incarcerated for 15 years, a trafficking victim who received a life sentence after killing the man who paid her for sex as a teenager was granted clemency. We spoke with trafficking activists on what this case means for other survivors.
Kimberly Lawson
1.8.19
Drugs

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.
Jack Dodson
1.7.19
crime

A Woman Went to Prison After Her Baby's Dad Was Accused of Child Abuse

"I gotta be strong for my babies," she said from jail.
Roxanna Asgarian
12.19.18
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner
12.10.18
sexual violence

Spain Erupts in Protests as Court Upholds 'Wolf Pack' Gang Rape Acquittal

The five men bragged about raping women in their Whatsapp group chat and filmed themselves sexually assaulting a teenage girl during Pamplona's annual running of the bulls festival.
Sirin Kale
12.5.18
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