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Commentary December 13, 2017
Catching up with Obama’s clemency recipients.
Q&A February 14, 2017
“He felt strongly that this was a gift, and the gift had to be earned.”
Commentary January 26, 2017
The difference between the freed and the left-behind was often luck.
News January 18, 2017
Two commutations this week was less than many had hoped for.
News November 9, 2016
The president-elect may soon upend an Obama-era police reform tactic.
Analysis September 26, 2016
Obama’s promise to focus on “felons not families” has fallen short
News August 10, 2016
A close look at the “executive actions” that the sweep of a pen could end.
News March 30, 2016
An attempt to further level out crack cocaine sentencing disparities.
Analysis January 27, 2016
Obama takes bold action, but for a population of fewer than 30
News January 5, 2016
Perhaps because he’s been here before.
News December 15, 2015
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.
News December 14, 2015
Why hasn’t President Obama freed more prisoners? Maybe that’s the wrong question.
Commentary October 23, 2015
Twitter and Facebook react.
Commentary October 23, 2015
Other voices from the criminal justice community weigh in.
Feature October 23, 2015
A one-on-one interview with the president.
News October 21, 2015
Join the conversation by submitting your question for President Obama.
Analysis October 21, 2015
Is this the beginning — or the end?
Commentary September 15, 2015
Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?
Commentary September 3, 2015
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.
Analysis July 15, 2015
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
Looking Back July 14, 2015
The penal colony where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated was “a paradise by comparison.”
Analysis July 13, 2015
But Congress is the place to watch.
News March 17, 2015
For offenders seeking a new life, a new redemption tool.
Justice Lab January 21, 2015
… But just a tiny bit, and it took a long time.
News January 21, 2015
A close look at the language of past State of the Union speeches.
News January 20, 2015
Reimagining the president's State of the Union speech.
Justice Lab January 15, 2015
A new book faults Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and the NAACP for our prison state.
News December 2, 2014
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?
Justice Lab November 24, 2014
From aging to gentrification to Prozac.
News November 21, 2014
Obama’s immigration plan has no room for criminals. But what’s a criminal?
News November 17, 2014
Crowded cells, aging inmates, soaring costs.
Q&A November 17, 2014
An interview with the outgoing attorney general.