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What’s a Hate Crime? Depends on Where You Live
Four Suicides in L.A. and the Mental Health Problem in Law Enforcement
Being a Corrections Officer Is Hard Enough. Doing the Job While Pregnant Is a Nightmare.
They Were Prosecuted for Using Drugs While Pregnant. But It May Not Have Been a Crime
Dozens of women in Mississippi have been charged with child abuse crimes that, based on existing state law, they may not have committed.
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In Ohio, Losing Your License Is Easy. Getting It Back Is Complicated.
Here’s everything you need to know about the time-consuming — and expensive — process.
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A Warden Tried to Fix an Abusive Prison. He Faced Death Threats.
He was tasked with ending abuse at a federal penitentiary, but he says his own officers and the Bureau of Prisons stood in the way.
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Supreme Court Takes on Gun Cases as State Laws Shift
The court is considering the safety of victims of domestic violence, bump stocks and more.
After Nearly 40 Years Behind Bars, Ohio Man Pins Hopes on DNA Testing
Samuel Herring hopes the first-ever testing in a notorious 1984 rape will add another exoneration to the Ohio Innocence Project’s resume.
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The Untold Story of How Crack Shaped the Justice System
In a new book, a journalist wrestles with how lessons from America’s response to crack resonate in the opioid era.
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In Uvalde, Students Followed Active Shooter Protocol. The Cops Did Not. — ProPublica
Convictions should outlive defendants' deaths, US tells appeals court
Trump ‘sent’” supporters on violent path to obstruct election, prosecutors say
Podcasters Took Up Her Sister’s Murder Investigation. Then They Turned on Her.
“I’m Just Another Traffic Stop”
Why a Former Alabama AG Believes an Innocent Man is on State’s Death Row
Texas GOP Rejects Ban on Association with Nazis and Extremists
At the New Jersey State Police, Only 6% of Officers Are Women
After Slate Ridge inspection, judge reissues arrest warrant for Daniel Banyai
Courts Swat Down Trump’s Executive Immunity Defense
Murder in Boston HBO documentary: A long-overdue reckoning of Charles Stuart’s crime.
Mississippi Sheriff Insists He Was Oblivious to Officers' Pattern of Brutality
Normalizing crime in Boston
With 38th mass shooting in 2023, U.S breaks a grim record
The Adult Survivors Act Deadline Passed. Now What?
Is the Press Ready for a Second Trump Term?
Florida Supreme Court Rules Marsy’s Law Does Not Bar Release of Police Names After Shootings
Allison Williams' new podcast revisits the first murder trial in U.S. history: "A test drive" for the Constitution
The Prison Soul Band That Opened for Stevie Wonder
The band The Power of Attorney flourished when more Americans saw incarcerated people as more than their crimes.
New Data Shows Violent Crime Is Up… And Also Down.
Property crime and violence against young people are both up, recent federal data shows, but other crime trends are murkier.
Prison Is a Dangerous Place for LGBTQ+ People. I Made a Safe Space in the Library.
As a queer teen, Michael Shane Hale found belonging in books. Here’s how he built a place where everyone can read in peace in prison.
Michael Shane Hale
Yes, It’s Getting Worse: New Data Shows Mass Shootings Are More Frequent
The massacre in Lewiston, Maine, last week was the seventh mass shooting of 2023. There were seven in total last year.