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Q&A June 18
The CNN host defends his involvement with a controversial prison reform bill and the Trump White House.
News May 22
Congress and criminal justice, a scorecard
News April 4
Wisconsin shows off the new normal in judicial elections: political, expensive and often about something else.
Analysis March 30
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Quiz December 20, 2017
How well do you remember 2017’s biggest stories?
News December 13, 2017
The Alabama Democrat represents the flip-side of his predecessor.
News November 2, 2017
“Fat chance!” is giving way to “Well, maybe…”
News October 31, 2017
Some American prisons are singing a European tune.
Feature October 26, 2017
The American criminal justice system consists of 2.2 million people behind bars, plus tens of millions of family members, corrections and police officers, parolees, victims of crime, judges, prosecutors and defenders.
Feature September 24, 2017
By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.
Analysis July 19, 2017
What Washington can learn from the states.
Feature June 6, 2017
Left and right came together on criminal justice reform. Then Trump happened.
Commentary May 30, 2017
It’s a building full of prosecutors.
News April 26, 2017
Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, keeps up pressure on the House.
News April 14, 2017
Thousands of juveniles could still head right to adult court.
Analysis February 9, 2017
Or at least misleading, says this contrarian scholar. Here’s why it matters.
Q&A January 29, 2017
The NYPD’s public opinion guru thinks so.
Commentary January 19, 2017
Listen to Pence, Carson, Priebus, Kushner — and look out your window.
Commentary January 18, 2017
End overcriminalization, reward success, pay attention to the heroin crisis.
Commentary January 17, 2017
Focus on intent, tailor the punishment to the crime, prepare prisoners for life after incarceration.
Case in Point January 9, 2017
Alabama never forgave Phillip Chance for running away.
Commentary December 22, 2016
Some of the best work from across the country.
Commentary December 21, 2016
In-depth investigations, insightful features and one story to give us hope.
Analysis December 16, 2016
Four reasons a bipartisan bill has a better chance than you think
News December 14, 2016
A national field trip to Incarceration Nation, under the shadow of Donald Trump
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
Reform-minded candidates unseat incumbents in some races.
Crime on the Ballot November 9, 2016
There’s a new sheriff in town.
Crime on the Ballot November 1, 2016
Campaign ads in the age of criminal justice reform.
Commentary October 28, 2016
How New York City Cut Crime and Incarceration at the Same Time
Crime on the Ballot October 18, 2016
A battle in Tampa reflects a shift across the country.
Crime on the Ballot October 16, 2016
The city’s unrest emerges as a wedge issue in the governor’s race.
Analysis September 29, 2016
Obama and Newt Gingrich. Koch Industries and the ACLU. With friends like that, how could it lose?
News September 22, 2016
In a year of inaction, a bill that changes the way we treat juveniles makes some headway.
Analysis August 8, 2016
Blame the good guys.
Analysis August 2, 2016
A new generation of chiefs favors a lighter touch.
Commentary July 31, 2016
A call for criminal justice reform.
Analysis July 29, 2016
A closer look at crime rates and how people really feel about police.
News July 25, 2016
A lot of those guns come from neighboring Indiana, the state his running mate leads.
Analysis July 22, 2016
“These are the facts,” he says. Mmmm, not so fast.
Analysis July 18, 2016
The Republicans nod to reforms, then take a sharp right turn.
Commentary July 17, 2016
While the feds fiddle, some locals are innovating.
Commentary April 18, 2016
From David Simon's Baltimore anguish to elite police fraternities to teens behind bars.
Commentary April 11, 2016
Pause the debate for some inconvenient history.
News March 16, 2016
After voters oust two prosecutors for failing to hold police accountable, maybe.
Analysis March 9, 2016
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
Analysis February 12, 2016
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
News February 4, 2016
Few holdouts remain, as drug-war-era bans on benefits are lifted.
Analysis January 27, 2016
Obama takes bold action, but for a population of fewer than 30
Feature January 14, 2016
Their sixth debate is in Charleston, a city still recovering from last year’s church killings.
Commentary January 11, 2016
What the left and right got wrong about crime in 2015.
News December 15, 2015
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.
Analysis October 29, 2015
Five reasons it is (and is not) a big deal.
Feature October 23, 2015
A one-on-one interview with the president.
Analysis October 21, 2015
Is this the beginning — or the end?
Commentary October 7, 2015
Black leaders also embraced it.
News October 1, 2015
Sidestepping the issue since his days as mayor of Burlington.
Commentary September 15, 2015
Can the GOP interest in criminal justice reform survive Donald Trump?
Commentary September 3, 2015
People from across the political spectrum suggest criminal justice reforms the president should enact during his remaining time in office.
Commentary August 13, 2015
Sorry, Mr. Bratton. Science says no.
Analysis July 15, 2015
A closer look at the president’s speech on criminal justice reform.
Analysis July 13, 2015
But Congress is the place to watch.
Feature July 10, 2015
Inside the secretive world of parole boards, where your freedom may depend on politics and whim.
News July 10, 2015
For example: Most states don’t require board members to have any experience with the criminal justice system.
Commentary May 28, 2015
A deep-red state shows the way, with conservatives in the lead.
Feature May 26, 2015
As the Justice Department pushes reform, some changes don't last.
News May 26, 2015
A new report could have a big impact on New York’s prison population — if anyone pays attention.
Q&A May 26, 2015
Malcolm Bell, former special state prosecutor and whistleblower, on getting away with murder.
News May 14, 2015
A shooting death spotlights Wisconsin’s legacy of police reform.
Feature May 13, 2015
We talk to the man who became our national nightmare. Thirty years later, does he still matter?
News May 12, 2015
With jails filling up, right to counsel gains favor.
News May 7, 2015
She was for reform before she was against it before she was for it.
News April 6, 2015
Who is the toughest judge in all of Wisconsin?
Commentary March 19, 2015
Georgia has become the laboratory of criminal justice reform.
Commentary March 16, 2015
Four ways prosecutors can improve their decision-making.
Commentary March 13, 2015
Governor Cuomo’s compromise leaves too many children behind.
Commentary February 25, 2015
One conservative black activist’s campaign for community crime control.
Commentary February 20, 2015
The odd-couple alliance on justice reform is not as odd as it seems.
News February 13, 2015
As Pennsylvania hits pause on capital punishment, the script sounds familiar.
News January 23, 2015
Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out.
Justice Lab January 21, 2015
… But just a tiny bit, and it took a long time.
Justice Lab January 15, 2015
A new book faults Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and the NAACP for our prison state.
Feature November 16, 2014
When lawyers stumble, only their clients fall.
Feature November 15, 2014
How bad lawyering and an unforgiving law cost condemned men their last appeal.