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Feature July 1
When COVID-19 threatened the jail in Tyler, Texas, an activist pressured her sheriff to make change.
Coronavirus May 18
Opposition to stay-at-home orders is the latest example of a history of powerful sheriffs, which stretches back to the end of slavery and the settling of the frontier.
Feature February 7
Allegations in a Missouri lawsuit shed light on how some jail officials use restraint chairs, which have been linked to dozens of deaths.
News January 29, 2019
How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction.
Commentary February 13, 2018
Jeff Sessions is right about the ‘heritage' of U.S. sheriffs, in more ways than one.
Feature January 23, 2018
Meet Sheriff Michael Chitwood, a Yankee cop in good-ol’-boy territory.
News February 8, 2017
Donald Trump faces a fight on asset forfeiture.
News May 6, 2016
Milwaukee’s David Clarke is the latest in a long line of controversy-courting lawmen
Feature May 4, 2016
David Clarke, the Trump-loving, pro-mass-incarceration Fox News favorite, is challenging criminal-justice reform—and stereotypes.
News October 6, 2015
In North Carolina case on racial profiling, U.S. suffers its first loss.