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Analysis October 30
New data shows huge numbers of children detained at the border, peaking in 2019.
Analysis October 7
A brief history of a political dog whistle.
Analysis September 23
The president has spent millions on misleading Facebook ads targeting undecided voters, while Joe Biden has been virtually silent.
Feature September 19
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.
News September 17
The U.S. Sentencing Commission, required by law to be bipartisan, helps set prison terms for more than 70,000 people every year.
Feature July 24
An oral history of the first federal execution under Donald Trump, as told by victims’ relatives, prison staff, and others.
Analysis July 9
A task force designed to forge unity and turn out Sanders voters proposes ambitious rollback of Trump policies.
Election 2020 March 12
Many incarcerated white people said they'd re-elect the president—if given the chance.
Commentary December 17, 2019
We need a broad national effort to recruit and place volunteers to educate and counsel incarcerated people.
Analysis August 28, 2019
Calls grow to create an independent court system that protects immigration judges from political pressure.