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Inside Out September 23
Could changes in jailers’ attitudes lead to better jail conditions and fewer deaths?
Feature September 19, 2020
Will demands for law enforcement accountability reach popular tough-on-crime sheriffs? A Florida race offers a test.
Feature July 29, 2020
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
Feature July 1, 2020
When COVID-19 threatened the jail in Tyler, Texas, an activist pressured her sheriff to make change.
Coronavirus May 18, 2020
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, 2020
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.