The 14-Year-Old Who Grew Up in Prison
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
How America's Criminal Justice System Traps Low-Level Offenders
I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
Is Texas About to Abandon its Juvenile Justice System?
A new study is expected to result in further cutbacks to the state's juvenile detention facilities, and could even spur lawmakers to abandon their reliance on the system entirely.
Silent But Deadly: School Cops Arrest Students for Talking Too Loudly, Graffiti and… Farting
Cops are making high school even worse.