Other weird questions potential cops get asked: Done any hazing at a college frat? Ever lived in a foster home? And much more.
The years between 18 and 21 are a sort of societal limbo period when, in most states, you can't drink, but you can smoke—and get sentenced to die.
You've seen the Chappelle skit and maybe even the new Spike Lee movie, but these IRL cases are even crazier.
How a 90s panic spawned a toxic trend that doesn’t make you safer and can target kids of color.
They know what he did—including that he voted for Donald Trump. They just don’t know who he is.
I ran for office and took the oath knowing that the death penalty would be part of my job, whether I liked it or not.
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.
A years-long public defender crisis in one of the harshest states in America keeps getting uglier.
One of the worst parts about being a prosecutor is telling victims their attacker's conviction got overturned—or that a family member is dead.
You can go to prison in Florida for a $300 crime, but the threshold for felony theft is $2,500 in Wisconsin.
A new survey of 2,000 federal prisoners paints an ugly picture of education behind bars, where one inmate said his geology class consisted of 'Planet Earth' episodes.
The only thing worse than being alone in prison is meeting someone and then losing them because of where you are.