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Feature March 24
After the success of her novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen spent years trying to prove a man's innocence. Now she’s “absolutely broke” and “seriously ill,” and her next book is “years past deadline.”
Life Inside March 4
In those moments when I feel like a puppet tied up in strings, I draw on my Muslim faith to stay hopeful.
Life Inside April 30, 2020
Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years at age 16. Gardening, he writes, keeps him growing.
Feature January 6, 2019
More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He’s still waiting.
The Lowdown August 13, 2015
What it takes to be a jailhouse lawyer.
News August 10, 2015
Getting caught in a speed trap in a small Louisiana town.
News June 25, 2015
A case so messy one judge says it’s an argument for abolishing the death penalty.
Feature June 9, 2015
Missouri keeps killing Jennifer Herndon’s clients. So she invented an alternate life.
News January 20, 2015
He was nearly executed because his lawyers missed a filing deadline. Now the Supreme Court has weighed in on what should happen next.