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Fresh context, analysis, and perspective on the world of criminal justice.
Commentary October 16
A retired police officer reflects on the Jason Van Dyke verdict.
Commentary October 11
Powerful HBO documentary chronicles family trauma caused by mandatory minimums.
Commentary October 8
Supreme Court lets stand lower court ruling extending pretextual stops to parking infractions.
Commentary September 12
Subways and buses are no match for those intent on riding without paying.
Commentary August 26
Black and brown men paid the price for supplying what the recreational drug market demanded: cocaine and weed.
Commentary August 22
“An inmate is there as punishment, not for punishment.”
Commentary August 20
Denying voting rights to people with felony convictions has roots in racist laws.
Commentary August 15
Journalists expose systems that don’t work, and officials often agree.
Commentary August 14
Accused priests face church-imposed “prayer and penance,” but not courts.
Commentary August 13
Hazardous conditions undermine the benefits of early work release.