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November 1, 2018
I Got A Life Sentence At 17. Then I Was Raped In Prison.
Even though my son was conceived in the most traumatic possible way, his birth was my saving grace.
September 20, 2018
When Prisoners Say #MeToo
“Amazing, isn’t it, that a movement can ripple so widely?”
July 25, 2018
Prison Rape Allegations Are on the Rise
But the accusations are still rarely found to be true.
August 31, 2017
I Set a Defendant Free And Got Blamed When He Raped Someone
A judge explains how he decides whether to release a defendant before trial without bail — and how it can go bad.
Case in Point
July 17, 2017
Who Pays for Jail Rape?
Under “qualified immunity,” often no one.
May 22, 2017
Katie's father went to prison for raping her and her brothers. It was an unthinkable crime that broke her family apart. So why couldn't she remember it?
March 9, 2017
Facing Her Daughter’s Killer, at Last
But only after two wrongly convicted men were set free.
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Case in Point
September 26, 2016
The DNA Tests That Came Too Late to Save Two Men
Percell Warren and Nathaniel Epps died while fighting a rape conviction — but their battle still goes on.
June 7, 2016
How Easy Would It Be to Recall the Judge in the Brock Turner Case?
A high-profile sexual-assault case provokes demands for pulling the judge off the bench, but such a remedy is rare.
April 18, 2016
Some of Our Best Work of the Past Year
From David Simon's Baltimore anguish to elite police fraternities to teens behind bars.