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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.
Feature May 15, 2017
For the lives ruined, for justice denied, sorry.
News March 16, 2017
But the tough-on-crime establishment fights back.