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Changing Perceptions of Prisons and Policing
We explore prison tourism and the balance between glorification and education, and meet two detectives trying to change the image of policing.
Donald Washington, Jr.
July 30, 2022
“It’s Crushing”: The Lasting Trauma of the Exonerated
Proving your innocence is only part of the battle to put your life back together.
April 7, 2018
The Price of Innocence
Two brothers did 31 years for someone else’s crime. Then things went bad.
Case in Point
May 3, 2016
Exonerated, Dead and Still on Trial
In a notorious Louisiana case, a judge gets in a last kick.
December 16, 2015
How We Reported ‘An Unbelievable Story of Rape’
A roundup of interviews and documents.
T. Christian Miller
April 23, 2015
Who Told the Truth, Part 2
A hearing in San Antonio revives the ghosts of the satanic abuse trials and questions about the testimony of child victims.
February 19, 2015
What Are 30 Years Worth?
In the case of this wrongfully convicted man, Louisiana says $0.00.
January 27, 2015
A New York Lesson for Chicago (and Elsewhere)
Paying the wrongfully imprisoned, quickly, is both moral and economical.
Alexa Van Brunt