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'Tutwiler' Reveals the Heartbreak of Pregnancy in Prison
For My Incarcerated Clients, There Is No Winning
2020: The Democrats on Criminal Justice
Finding Peace—and Briefly, Freedom—at My Grandfather’s Funeral
“Saying goodbye with the people who loved him—and me—I remember that I am not the tomb that imprisons me.”
Robert K. Wright
I Killed My Wife. Now I Want to Help Prevent Domestic Violence.
“If I could save one man from doing what I did, then I will have found a calling for my final years.”
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
I Host a Popular Podcast. I’m Also in Prison.
“I’m hungry to make meaning out of destruction.”
He Didn’t Abuse His Daughter. The State Took Her Anyway.
An unwed father hopes his case will change the way courts decide what it means to be a parent.
How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
Do Deportations Lower Crime? Not According to the Data
A new study casts doubt on the effectiveness of a program that encourges local police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
Where Art and Rural Incarceration Meet
Artist Jesse Krimes’s latest work uses a corn maze and quilts to address increasing incarceration rates in small-town America.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned on the Streets of the Garment District
“The runaways, the mobsters, the pimps—they saw me as someone credible, someone who didn’t judge them.”
James E. Williams
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Tennessee's Voter Restoration Gauntlet
The state’s byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.