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A Unique Military Program Helps Sexual Assault Survivors. But Not All of Them.
The military gives lawyers to victims. But civilians—who make up hundreds of cases a year—are left to fend for themselves.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
The Day I Didn’t Serve on a Jury in a Sex Assault Case
“As I left the courthouse it dawned on me that the judge had assumed the role of therapist.”
September 20, 2018
When Prisoners Say #MeToo
“Amazing, isn’t it, that a movement can ripple so widely?”
August 14, 2018
Medium-Security Monastery: McCarrick House Arrest Skirts Civil Justice System
Accused priests face church-imposed “prayer and penance,” but not courts.
Susan E. Gallagher
February 8, 2018
My Sexual Harassers Were Behind Bars. I Was Their Guard.
“I’ve seen more men masturbate than I can count.”
Talisa J. Carter
December 1, 2017
Cyntoia Brown and Our Twisted System
The process that sent a teenage sex-trafficking victim to prison for life didn’t fail. It worked as it was designed to.
Donovan X. Ramsey
August 17, 2017
I Thought Being Gay Was a Sin Until I Saw My Friend Suffer in Prison
A Christian inmate confronts his own beliefs.
Case in Point
July 17, 2017
Who Pays for Jail Rape?
Under “qualified immunity,” often no one.
October 17, 2016
Could Donald Trump Have Gone to Jail for Groping a Woman?
How various states punish the act.
August 25, 2016
What I've Learned Cutting Hair in Jail
“They look tired, ragged, and sick, more so than they thought they would.”