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News November 8
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
Analysis September 23
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a revered feminist icon. Her legacy on issues such as prisoners’ rights, capital punishment, racial justice and tribal sovereignty has been less examined.
Feature July 24
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
News June 11
The North Carolina state Supreme Court has upheld the controversial Racial Justice Act, which opponents repealed in 2013
Coronavirus March 23
Colorado abolished capital punishment. But COVID-19 is pausing it everywhere else.
Life Inside March 5
“There are a lot of people working hard to pull off an execution successfully, and they don’t want to go through all of that just to be cheated out of it at the last minute by the guy committing suicide.”
News August 19, 2019
Signing a new law on police shootings, Gavin Newsom says he’s sending a message.
News August 7, 2019
North Carolina Supreme Court hearings raise broad questions of systemic bias in the state judicial system.
Life Inside August 1, 2019
A man convicted of murder reflects on his life, his crime and his punishment.