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May 1, 2020
Can’t Make Bail, Sit in Jail Even Longer Thanks to Coronavirus
With grand juries suspended, people who get arrested lose a route out.
November 13, 2019
What I Think About When I Think About Freedom
“It’s conflicting, I imagine, to hear how someone who once took a life thinks about living a good life.”
John J. Lennon
September 19, 2019
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
as told to
April 17, 2019
Took a Plea? Brooklyn's District Attorney Will Support Your Parole
Most prosecutors automatically oppose parole requests. Not Eric Gonzalez.
March 22, 2019
Inside the Battle to Close Rikers
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
May 24, 2018
I Followed My Mom to Prison and to a Degree
“This is the path my life had to take so I could be strong.”
, as told to
March 13, 2018
Let’s Put an End to Prosecutorial Immunity
“The time has come to create some level of accountability for prosecutors.”
August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”
February 2, 2016
What’s Justice for Kids Who Kill?
Kahton Anderson and the raging raise-the-age debate.
April 24, 2015
Bounty Hunters, Bondsmen, and the People Who Owe Them
Photographer Clara Vannucci captures the chase.