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7 Key Criminal Justice Takeaways From the Midterms
Sheriffs. Prosecutors. Abortion and slavery amendments. Here’s what you should know about this week’s results.
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Don’t Expect Mass Prison Releases From Biden’s Marijuana Clemency
The president’s mass pardon may signal a shift in the federal approach to cannabis, but it won’t let anyone out of prison.
Oklahoma Is Prosecuting Pregnant Women for Using Medical Marijuana
Two district attorneys have targeted mothers with child neglect felonies.
January 14, 2019
How Dangerous is Marijuana, Really?
A Marshall Project virtual roundtable.
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January 7, 2019
The Case Against Cannabis
A journalist’s pursuit of the truth about marijuana, mental illness and violence.
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November 1, 2018
Criminal Justice on the Tuesday Ballot
Our roundup: drugs, policing, juries, even slavery.
October 25, 2018
Police Recruiters Have a Few Questions
Have you ever run away from home? What’s your most unusual sex act?
April 29, 2018
The People vs. Cy Vance
Think the Manhattan DA goes easy on the rich? Take a look at how he prosecutes the poor.
April 12, 2018
Seven Years Behind Bars for Two Joints — And Now He’s Free
Bernard Noble, whose case became a symbol of harsh drug laws, walks out of a Louisiana prison.
February 7, 2018
Waiting for Justice
One man’s seven-year wait for a trial reveals the ways mandatory minimums distort our courts.