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News April 30
The new ruling could worsen existing racial disparities in states that condemn teens to die in prison.
Thousands of kids were freed from juvenile detention during the pandemic. They were more likely to be White, data shows.
News March 4
Critics say a new policy for police encounters with children doesn’t go far enough.
Feature November 20, 2020
25 years ago this month, “superpredator” was coined in The Weekly Standard. Media spread the term like wildfire, creating repercussions on policy and culture we are still reckoning with today.
News November 8, 2020
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, 2020
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 12, 2020
Richard Midkiff spent 23 years behind bars. A dispute over his decades-old plea deal could send him back for 15 more.
Coronavirus June 3, 2020
The Supreme Court gave teens sentenced to life in prison a shot at freedom. Many are still waiting.
Coronavirus May 12, 2020
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Coronavirus March 23, 2020
Families fret about isolated youth behind bars.