Criminal Justice

8.30.19

Kim Kardashian Is Using Alice Marie Johnson to Sell Her Shapewear Line

The ad compares the freedom Johnson feels out of prison to the way shapewear makes her feel.

8.13.19

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."

8.12.19

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.

8.9.19

'Free Meek' Is a Portrait of America's Broken Justice System

Meek Mill's new Amazon docuseries contextualizes his experiences in the larger problem of mass incarceration and state supervision in the U.S.

8.2.19

Trump Doesn't Understand How A$AP Rocky's Swedish Assault Trial Works

Trump offered to pay A$AP's bail (which he can’t do, because Sweden doesn’t have a bail system).

7.30.19

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.

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7.25.19

The Trump Administration Is Bringing Back Federal Executions After 16 Years

Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons on Thursday to schedule executions of five death-row inmates.

7.12.19

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.

7.8.19

Kamala Harris Called Young People “Stupid” in 2015

How the senator talked about young people when she was California's top prosecutor.

6.18.19

Yes, Trump Actually Just Tried to "Both Sides" the Central Park 5

He wouldn't apologize for running full-page ads in several New York newspapers calling for the teens' execution

6.12.19

The Next Great El Chapo Mystery: How the Hell Did His Family Get U.S. Visas?

The drug kingpin's mother says her family has “humanitarian” visas to visit Chapo in prison. Advocates and federal agents are shocked.

6.6.19

Why We Shouldn't Believe ICE's Promise to Deport Migrants "With Compassion and Humanity"

This isn’t the first time that line has been used.

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