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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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As high court weighs Purdue bankruptcy, opioid settlement divides victims
Why a Second Trump Presidency May Be More Radical Than His First
Eligible voters are being swept up in conservative activists' efforts to purge voter rolls
The Charles and Carol Stuart shooting in Boston’s Mission Hill
At 14 he slaughtered the woman who raised him and at 21, he walked free. What now?
Suspect in homeless killings charged with 4 counts of murder
The rape victim behind Kentucky’s viral abortion ad
Appeals court halts ruling that Border Patrol can cut Texas border wire
New Jersey Prisons Isolate Trans Women Even After Reforms to Reduce Solitary Confinement
In Indianapolis, Fighting Gun Violence and Opioid Abuse
Sandra O’Connor’s Extraordinary Final Chapter
Expelling George Santos Was a Mistake
Americans Are Bad At Perceiving Crime Trends
Former US ambassador arrested in Florida, accused of serving as an agent of Cuba, AP source says
How system failures and neglect nearly killed Syed Rabbani.
New gun trafficking law leads to charges against more than 250 people
US prison deaths soared in 2020, new study finds
Grist releases public data on US tribal jail and detention center locations
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.