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The Growing Racial Disparity in Prison Time
A new study finds black people are staying longer in state prisons, even as they face fewer arrests and prison admissions overall.
How Do You Prove You’re Innocent If You’re On Death Row?
Rodney Reed faces execution in Texas despite mounting evidence of innocence and bipartisan support.
How More Than 50 Women Walked Out of a Prison in Oklahoma
The state slashed sentences for more than 500 people convicted in low-level drug and theft cases.
Democratic Candidates Face Questions Seldom Heard On Campaign Trail
They defend their criminal justice records and tout proposals at nation’s first town hall held by formerly incarcerated people.
'Tutwiler' Reveals the Heartbreak of Pregnancy in Prison
A new documentary from The Marshall Project and Frontline (PBS) offers a rare look at the lives of expectant mothers inside a notorious women’s prison.
Elaine Mcmillion Sheldon
New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
He Didn’t Abuse His Daughter. The State Took Her Anyway.
An unwed father hopes his case will change the way courts decide what it means to be a parent.
Tennessee's Voter Restoration Gauntlet
The state’s byzantine felony disenfranchisement laws keep hundreds of thousands of formerly incarcerated residents from registering to vote.
Border Courts Swamped With New Asylum Cases
Thousands of cases have been filed since President Trump started forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico.
Andrew R. Calderón
When People with Intellectual Disabilities Are Punished, Parents Pay the Price
A sex offense conviction can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.