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Commentary May 15, 2017
Fifty years after a landmark Supreme Court case, juvenile courts still lack due process.
News and Awards February 5, 2017
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Commentary April 6, 2016
What society owes the exonerated.
Commentary March 30, 2016
A close look at the grand compromise of 1976.
Commentary February 17, 2016
He would defend your liberty, but not your right to a lawyer.
Commentary February 11, 2016
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Commentary February 8, 2016
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
Commentary January 15, 2016
Two towering lives in a prequel to Black Lives Matter.
Commentary January 11, 2016
What the left and right got wrong about crime in 2015.
Commentary December 22, 2015
“In my five years running the Washington system, I never saw one white youth in my correctional facility.”
Commentary December 17, 2015
Gretchen Sween was hired a month before Holiday was executed. This is what she saw.
Commentary December 16, 2015
Thursday at 12:30 PM, The Marshall Project and ProPublica are hosting a Digg Dialog on how police should handle rape allegations.
Commentary December 15, 2015
A new tool drills down on hidden incarceration rates.
Commentary December 2, 2015
Why mental health experts are up in arms.
Commentary November 18, 2015
On the eve of the next execution, a look at the state’s history of bad lawyering and faulty evidence.
Commentary October 23, 2015
Measure what really matters.
Commentary October 15, 2015
Step one: let’s find out if it works.
Commentary October 13, 2015
It’s not about non-violent offenders. And it won’t be cheap.
Commentary October 7, 2015
Black leaders also embraced it.
Commentary October 5, 2015
Society won’t fix a prison system it can’t see.
Commentary September 15, 2015
Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?
Commentary September 9, 2015
Quality of life is not just for wealthy suburbanites.
Commentary September 4, 2015
(And the same goes for the “Ferguson Effect.”)
Commentary August 13, 2015
Sorry, Mr. Bratton. Science says no.
Commentary July 9, 2015
It trades one burden for another.
Commentary July 8, 2015
An author and former prisoner reflects on the white supremacist’s potential fate.
Commentary June 28, 2015
Bill Keller, Dana Goldstein, Alysia Santo and Eli Hager will answer your questions on what life is like on Rikers, and recent reform efforts.
Commentary June 26, 2015
A former CO — and first-time OITNB-watcher — weighs in.
Commentary June 22, 2015
The not-so-nice kids don’t deserve to be brutalized, either.
Commentary June 12, 2015
A Colorado judge on why we don’t know nearly enough about the link between the young brains and behavior.
Commentary June 2, 2015
A psychiatrist analyzes the notebook of James Holmes.
Commentary May 28, 2015
A deep-red state shows the way, with conservatives in the lead.
News April 24, 2015
Ask the experts in a Facebook chat Friday at noon ET.
Commentary April 3, 2015
What to call incarcerated people: Your feedback
Commentary March 30, 2015
What a battle between a Mississippi judge and a group of public defenders tells us about the state of indigent defense.
Commentary March 16, 2015
Four ways prosecutors can improve their decision-making.
Commentary March 13, 2015
Governor Cuomo’s compromise leaves too many children behind.
Commentary February 25, 2015
One conservative black activist’s campaign for community crime control.
Commentary February 20, 2015
The odd-couple alliance on justice reform is not as odd as it seems.
Commentary February 19, 2015
In the case of this wrongfully convicted man, Louisiana says $0.00.
Commentary February 18, 2015
A social worker’s take on the misery of probation.
Q&A January 12, 2015
Inmate-turned-journalist Paul Wright on what he’s learned in his 25 years covering the prison system.
Feature December 10, 2014
The lawyers favor acquittal.