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“It’s Crushing”: The Lasting Trauma of the Exonerated
Proving your innocence is only part of the battle to put your life back together.
October 3, 2017
It’s Time We Talk About Police Suicide
More cops die of suicide than die of shootings and traffic accidents combined.
June 14, 2017
For Corrections Officers and Cops, a New Emphasis on Mental Health
An intensive study and new programs to combat stress that often goes overlooked.
March 30, 2017
When Warriors Put on the Badge
Many veterans make careers in policing. Some bring war home.
February 2, 2017
Working With Prisoners Makes It Hard To Be a Mom
Discipline at work, leniency at home—with doubts.
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September 1, 2016
How Having a Dog Changed My Life in Prison
“Until now, touching another living thing took place in the context of fights, pat-downs, and strip searches.”
July 20, 2016
Did the Cop-Killers Have PTSD?
We may never know, because “it is so easy to fall through the cracks.”
February 23, 2016
One Man’s Haunting Look at PTSD and His Brother’s Execution
The Oscar-nominated short ‘Last Day of Freedom’ traces the troubled life of a black veteran.
January 13, 2015
Fit to be Killed?
The impending execution of a decorated soldier shows the limits of the PTSD defense.
January 5, 2015
My Judicial Detachment
I was taught that judges reason, never feel. And yet …
William L. Downing
, King County (Wash.) Superior Court Judge