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Feature September 19
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.
Feature July 21
A Florida family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the man who murdered their mom. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
Feature July 12
Richard Midkiff spent 23 years behind bars. A dispute over his decades-old plea deal could send him back for 15 more.
Coronavirus April 10
Prisoners made furniture and license plates during the pandemic, according to workers and families. Some plants are now making face masks.
Justice Lab April 14, 2019
A landmark law lets the state track people through the justice system. But that’s tougher than it sounds.
Commentary November 13, 2018
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
Commentary November 7, 2018
With the passage of Amendment 4, more than a million people intimately affected by the criminal justice system have become more empowered to shape it.
News September 26, 2018
The North Carolina bar says he fleeced two mentally disabled brothers.
Feature September 13, 2018
Seven states won’t give victim aid to people with criminal histories. The policies fall hardest on black families.
Feature January 23, 2018
Meet Sheriff Michael Chitwood, a Yankee cop in good-ol’-boy territory.