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News March 28
Even after the high-profile death of Kalief Browder, jails in the rest of the state routinely isolate juveniles.
News February 26
Court Watch NYC is the latest local group monitoring the criminal justice system as it happens.
Feature August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”
News May 24, 2016
The special problem of being a sex offender.
News April 11, 2016
For decades, New York state’s corrections officers union has held the power in disciplinary decisions.
Q&A February 17, 2016
‘There was nothing I could do with him being in there.’
News December 11, 2015
‘I never thought people would care.’
Life Inside November 25, 2015
Cooking turkeys, building resumes.
Life Inside October 27, 2015
Ten days in a room with 22 other jurors. What could possibly go wrong?
News October 20, 2015
Amid abuse charges, union acts to ‘protect our officers.’
Commentary October 15, 2015
Step one: let’s find out if it works.
News August 17, 2015
In New York, darkened car windows lead to more police encounters than stop and frisk.
Commentary July 9, 2015
It trades one burden for another.
Feature June 28, 2015
From the people who live and work there.
Commentary June 22, 2015
The not-so-nice kids don’t deserve to be brutalized, either.
News June 11, 2015
It’s not just the big profits and dead inmates.
Commentary June 9, 2015
Former corrections chief Martin Horn has some ideas for Rikers Island.
Life Inside June 2, 2015
In which the rookie learns what police really think.
News April 3, 2015
Allegations in Harlem the latest blow to a celebrated anti-violence program.
Asked and Answered March 25, 2015
A New York City cop of over 20 years on the media’s ignorance, the benefits of stop-and-frisk, and why he wishes he could live in New Jersey.
News February 2, 2015
An accused terrorist goes on trial. Manhattan yawns.
The Lowdown January 29, 2015
The many ways we recycle vacant prisons.
News January 20, 2015
Reimagining the president's State of the Union speech.
News January 14, 2015
Now comes the hard part.
News January 8, 2015
A view from the corner.
News January 6, 2015
From Calvin Coolidge to Bill de Blasio.
News December 4, 2014
Reckoning with the great justice divide.
News December 3, 2014
Some questions and answers about the city’s new mental health initiative.
News December 2, 2014
Can New York’s police learn to handle the mentally ill?