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Death Sentences September 7
As a Texas man sues for his pastor to touch him during his execution, a guide to rights for the condemned.
Inside Out September 2
Officials claim programs provide skills, but critics say there’s little evidence.
Inside Out August 12
Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse.
Death Sentences July 16
The case of Rodney Reed — whose innocence claims were championed by the reality TV star — raises questions about celebrities’ role in the criminal justice system.
Coronavirus June 30
People who live and work in prisons worry they remain vulnerable, even as life behind bars returns to business as usual.
Feature May 22
Just ask a Dallas woman who spent a year in jail without talking to a lawyer.
News May 3
It’s the first time in years the highest court allowed such a suit to proceed. The ruling suggests it is reconsidering protections for officers who cause harm.
Death Sentences April 15
A growing number of conservative lawmakers want to overhaul capital punishment, or end it.
Death Sentences April 5
The men arrested in recent killings in Atlanta, Boulder, Colorado, and Orange, California, could face very different sentences if convicted.
News March 29
Guards smuggle in most contraband, people who live in or work at prisons say.