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New Scrutiny on Murder Charges Against People Who Don’t Actually Kill
5 Things We Learned About Prison Book Ban Policies
The Rise of Life-Without-Parole Sentences
Elizabeth Holmes Has Two Young Children. Should That Keep Her Out of Prison?
Sending new moms to prison has devastating consequences. Some states are starting to rethink the practice.
Aggressive Policing in Memphis Goes Far Beyond the Scorpion Unit
Data shows Memphis police arrested more people – mostly Black men – than other Tennessee cities.
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How a Growing Political Fight Threatens Local Control of Criminal Justice
Anxiety about crime — and plain politics — are fueling efforts to supplant local rule, from Washington, D.C., to St. Louis and other localities.
Glimpses of Prison Life, Through TikTok and TV
We see how glimpses of life behind bars go viral online, and talk with Piper Kerman about creating “Orange is the New Black.”
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Introducing ‘Violation,’ a Podcast From The Marshall Project and WBUR
Violence. Power. Privilege. The series explores these themes through one case — and pulls back the curtain on the secretive world of parole boards.
Crime Dominates Voters’ Minds and Politicians’ Tongues
Chicago’s mayoral runoff and other spring elections in cities such as Denver and Akron, Ohio, will hinge largely on crime and public safety issues.
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Former editor of Jewish newspaper charged for Jan. 6 actions
Tyler Lawrence murder: Who is Csean Skerritt, the man arrested
Newsom wants to transform San Quentin using a Scandinavian model
Police Commissioner Spurned Over Lack of Discipline Recommendations
Arizona high court weighs crime victim request to order execution
A Teen Got 55 Years After Cops Killed His Friend. He Might Be Coming Home.
Virginia mental hospital: Deputies charged with second-degree murder
Texas lawsuit explained: How a man is suing his ex-wife’s friends for murder over her abortion.
DEA Pumps the Brakes on Congress’ Move to Increase Access to Addiction Treatment
A New Idea on Justice Reform
The Trump Juror Who Got Under America’s Skin
The flood in Pajaro isn't just a 'natural' disaster
Black Voters in Chicago Look for a Candidate and a Path Forward on Fighting Crime
Florida officers who worked with DEA face drug charges
Man serving a 400-year sentence for a 1988 armed robbery is exonerated
Biden’s Executive Order on Guns, Explained
Study shows those released under NY's bail reform laws are less likely to get rearrested
Drug Addiction and the Paths to Prison
We learn how prosecutors can turn one of the darkest days in a mother’s life into a prison term, and hear Tarra Simmons’ journey from behind bars to writing laws.
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The Mercy Workers
For three decades, a little-known group of “mitigation specialists” has helped save death-penalty defendants by documenting their childhood traumas. A rare look inside one case.
What the Panic Over Shoplifting Reveals About American Crime Policy
Lawmakers consider bills to crack down on people ripping off retailers, even as some stores walk back claims about a growing theft problem.
Fighting the High Cost of Prison Phone Calls
Tired of exorbitant phone bills, prisoners and their families are pushing to lower costs.