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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 29
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
Coronavirus April 24
Voting rights for people in jail is becoming another casualty of COVID-19.
Coronavirus April 6
California and New York City are booking hotels so homeless people released from jail don’t accelerate the pandemic.
Coronavirus March 31
With about 200,000 people flowing into and out of jails every week, there are great risks not only for the detained, but also for jail workers and surrounding communities.
Feature February 7
Allegations in a Missouri lawsuit shed light on how some jail officials use restraint chairs, which have been linked to dozens of deaths.
Commentary December 17, 2019
We need a broad national effort to recruit and place volunteers to educate and counsel incarcerated people.
Life Inside September 12, 2019
“They booked me into a cell where there was a paper sign over the toilet saying DON’T DRINK THE WATER.”
News July 1, 2019
A new study adds to the debate over racial bias in risk assessment tools widely used in courtrooms.
News June 7, 2019
Broken spoons, beard trimmer parts and other ingenious, sometimes dangerous, tools used by incarcerated body artists.