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Tabloid Fuels Collective Anxiety Attack Over Bail Ban
How “free Mets tickets” for teens became a flashpoint in debate over looming bail reform law.
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.
Is It Time to Remove Immigration Courts From Presidential Control?
Calls grow to create an independent court system that protects immigration judges from political pressure.
Why are the Feds Arresting More Non-Citizens?
Most of the increase comes from immigration charges, not violent crime or drugs, a new report finds.
Andrew R. Calderón
Money-Making Schemes That Ensnare Prisoners and Their Families
If it sounds too good to be true, legal experts say, it probably is.
Are Voters Ready to Move on From Willie Horton?
Democratic debates show how far the conversation has come on justice reform.
What Do Abolitionists Really Want?
For years they’ve pushed a radical vision of a world without prisons. Now, the mainstream is taking note.
Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?
It’s a widely held perception, but a new analysis finds no evidence to support it.
When “Violent Offenders” Commit Nonviolent Crimes
Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as violent.
How Trump Inherited His Expanding Detention System
The number of people in immigration detention has increased under every presidential administration for more than 25 years.