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November 6, 2023
The Untold Story of How Crack Shaped the Justice System
In a new book, a journalist wrestles with how lessons from America’s response to crack resonate in the opioid era.
June 29, 2023
A Dozen Cities Set Youth Curfews This Year, Even Though They Don’t Reduce Crime
Texas recently banned juvenile curfews, while cities like Baltimore and Memphis have doubled-down on them.
March 4, 2023
Crime Dominates Voters’ Minds and Politicians’ Tongues
Chicago’s mayoral runoff and other spring elections in cities such as Denver and Akron, Ohio, will hinge largely on crime and public safety issues.
February 27, 2023
What the Panic Over Shoplifting Reveals About American Crime Policy
Lawmakers consider bills to crack down on people ripping off retailers, even as some stores walk back claims about a growing theft problem.
December 6, 2022
Let Them Tell It
Issue 12 of News Inside brings you news and views straight from people living and working in the system.
October 8, 2022
The Problem With The FBI’s Missing Crime Data
Many police departments have not adopted the feds’ new reporting system, muddling the picture about national crime trends.
November 17, 2020
Subjects To Debate
News Inside knows that political debates are always taking place behind the wall, even after the presidential election. That’s why Issue 6 is full of information that will help folks inside strengthen their arguments.
September 25, 2020
Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated.
Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. Here's what the data really shows.
September 30, 2019
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
August 2, 2018
In Trump Country, ICE May Chill Immigrants’ Crime Reports
Fewer calls on opioid abuse may mean sicker, and more dangerous, rural communities.
Tonyaa J. Weathersbee