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Battles Brew Over the Power to Choose Who to Prosecute
From Crip to Crochet Artist: How an Unlikely Hobby Changed My Life in Prison
Ohio Lawmaker Wants Law Requiring Police to Record Race During Traffic Stops
A Rikers Officer Had Sex With a Detainee. It Took 7 Years to Fire Him.
The officer also asked the woman to cover up that another Rikers guard sexually assaulted her.
As Police Arrest More Seniors, Those With Dementia Face Deadly Consequences
Many cities are changing how they respond to mental health calls, but less attention has been paid to the unique risks for people with Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.
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How a Wealthy Cleveland Suburb Profits From Ticketing Black Drivers
Black Clevelanders say Bratenahl police have targeted them for years.
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Policing the Police: A Week of Racism, Abuse and Misconduct
Federal civil rights investigations can examine an entire agency — but they are not the only way to check for police misconduct.
Between Addiction and Prison, I Left My Boy to Grow Up Without a Dad
With his release date quickly approaching, Ryan M. Moser reflects on the pain he caused his son — and his hopes for healing their relationship.
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Mississippi Auditor: Prison Company Must Pay $2 Million for No-Show Workers
A 2020 investigation by The Marshall Project exposed how prison operator MTC billed the state millions for ghost workers.
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For Sandy Hook Parents, the Fight is For Life
Biden Administration Considers Migrant Restrictions Similar to Trump Policies
Overdose deaths took a group of friends, one by one, in N.C. city
Thousands applied, but fewer than 250 qualified for Wolf’s marijuana pardon
Rhode Island Pair, Once Dogged by Criminal Legal System, Elected to Statehouse
Montbello home search: Denver detective sued
Lawyer defeats DA Doug Evans for circuit judge
D.C. police recruiting in Philadelphia, but the Philadelphia Police Department is not worried
The Benefits of Treating Extremists as Criminals and Losers
There Is No Real Evidence that Stop-and-Frisk Helps Reduce Crime
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California still doesn't understand bail
Ex-Texas cop James Brennand indicted in shooting of Erik Cantu
PA 'lifer' shares journey, explains toll on prisoners' families
Mississippi Parole Board grants less parole because of increased inmate scrutiny
Leadership Conference, Brennan Center question Biden counter-terrorism strategy
In Greater Cleveland, Federal COVID Relief for Criminal Justice Goes Mostly to Pay Police
So far, a fraction of ARPA spending is on long-term violence prevention.
7 Key Criminal Justice Takeaways From the Midterms
Sheriffs. Prosecutors. Abortion and slavery amendments. Here’s what you should know about this week’s results.
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Prosecutors in These States Can Review Sentences They Deem Extreme. Few Do.
Five states now allow prosecutors to seek shorter sentences in old cases. Louisiana shows why many DAs haven’t.
Ahead of Midterms, Most Americans Say Crime is Up. What Does the Data Say?
More people than ever believe crime is up in their area, polls show. But public perception doesn’t always match reality.