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August 8, 2020
Why It’s Not So Simple To Arrest The Cops Who Shot Breonna Taylor
Memes and billboards are calling for arresting the three officers. But what does Kentucky law say?
April 17, 2020
“How Do I Defend People Now?”
Public defenders rely on in-person, confidential meetings with clients. They say COVID-19 makes their jobs nearly impossible.
October 25, 2018
Freaky Friday, Prison-Style
At a Kentucky prison, inmates and staff switch places during a “re-entry to society” role-playing game.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
August 10, 2016
Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf On Her Newfound Internet Stardom
“All judges are human beings under that robe.”
June 28, 2016
Meet the Full-Service Social Media Secretary for Prisoners
How Renea Royster gives prisoners access to the digital world.
June 14, 2016
So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?
Six reasons you’re likely to be disappointed
November 12, 2015
Kentucky’s Protracted Struggle to Get Rid of Bail
‘Is there any better way than money’?
February 9, 2015
Halfway to Nowhere
Out of prison, not yet home.