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Feature May 24
The U.S. Department of Justice in 1995 warned that people may die when police tie handcuffed wrists to bound ankles.
News May 3
It’s the first time in years the highest court allowed such a suit to proceed. The ruling suggests it is reconsidering protections for officers who cause harm.
News December 18, 2020
Individual officers can’t claim ‘qualified immunity’ in excessive force cases, but may not end up paying damages out of their own pockets.
News December 3, 2020
Public health experts urge making them a priority—but some push back.
News April 23, 2020
Bail reform advocates are adapting in light of COVID-19 releases and the lessons from New York’s no-bail flop.
Coronavirus March 23, 2020
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.
Life Inside April 4, 2019
“As I left the courthouse it dawned on me that the judge had assumed the role of therapist.”
Commentary November 13, 2018
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
News September 20, 2017
Colorado just outlawed jail for people in a psychiatric crisis, but plenty of states still do it.
Feature June 21, 2017
New data shows legalization leads to fewer encounters between cops and drivers, but racial disparities remain.