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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.
Can Kamala Harris Adapt The Government’s Airplane-Safety Model to Stem Police Shootings?
The transportation safety board works with federally-regulated air travel. A policing board would deal with thousands of local police departments.
What Gate Money Can (And Cannot) Buy
Most states give money to people leaving prison. But some formerly incarcerated people say it's often not enough to meet their basic needs.
Netflix Series Explores Costs of Not Believing Rape Victims
The series, “Unbelievable,” draws from our award-winning reporting with ProPublica and “This American Life.”
T. Christian Miller
Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina Don’t Have Equal Abuse Protections
A lawsuit seeks protective orders even when queer couples don’t live together.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
California Governor Promises More Changes to “Biased, Random” Justice System
Signing a new law on police shootings, Gavin Newsom says he’s sending a message.
Epstein’s Death Highlights A Staffing Crisis in Federal Prisons
A hiring freeze by the Trump administration shrank the federal prison workforce at twice the rate of the declining prison population.
They Got Their Voting Rights Back, But Will They Go to the Polls?
Thousands of Louisianians on probation and parole face numerous obstacles to casting a ballot, including the idea that their votes don't matter.