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News & Awards
March 24, 2022
Freedom, Family and Faith
Issue 10 of News Inside explores the topics our incarcerated readers told us they care about most.
January 27, 2022
Why We’re Investigating the Cuyahoga County Court System
Case in Point
March 18, 2019
A DNA Test Might Help Exonerate This Man. A Judge Won’t Allow It.
North Carolina judge denies testing in a 1992 murder case, but lawyers want shell casings examined.
March 14, 2019
New York City’s Bail Success Story
Judges have drastically cut back on bail and jail in criminal cases, a new study shows. And defendants are still showing up in court.
September 14, 2018
Zero Tolerance Lives On
And it’s sapping energy from other law enforcement missions
August 30, 2018
So Much for The Great California Bail Celebration
The first state to abolish cash bail. Why are proponents so unhappy?
August 14, 2018
A Dangerous Brain
Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?
Andrew Rodriguez Calderón
Case in Point
July 23, 2018
Punished for Crimes Not Proven
Brett Kavanaugh and the case of Gregory “Boy Boy” Bell
The California Experiment
April 23, 2018
Thelton Henderson transformed California’s criminal justice system. Now comes the backlash.
April 12, 2018
Why This Judge Dreads Execution Day
“I wondered whether the system I have been a part of for so long was, simply, barbaric.”