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In 2022, Exonerations Hit a Record High in the U.S.
Globally, potential innocence has long outweighed potential guilt. That philosophy of justice may not be one that the majority of Americans endorse.
March 11, 2020
Millennials, Meth and Mass Incarceration
We asked incarcerated people to weigh in on the biggest issue facing the country today. Here is what they said.
November 13, 2018
Voters Want Criminal Justice Reform. Are Politicians Listening?
Midterms show wide support across party lines for changing the system.
March 30, 2018
The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
Crime on the Ballot
October 19, 2016
Three States to Watch if You Care About the Death Penalty
Nebraska, Oklahoma, and California will test the prospects of abolition.
March 16, 2016
Should Hard-line Prosecutors Be Nervous?
After voters oust two prosecutors for failing to hold police accountable, maybe.
February 12, 2016
Justice Reform, RIP?
The vaunted bipartisan drive to enact federal criminal justice reform is not quite dead. But its pulse is faint.
February 11, 2016
“Look at O.J. ... If He Had a Public Defender, He’d be in Jail.”
Why African-Americans don’t trust the courts, and why it matters.
Sara Sternberg Greene
December 18, 2015
Digg Dialog Recap: How Not To Handle A Rape Investigation
Missed the discussion? Here are the highlights.
December 15, 2015
Why Did It Take the Feds So Long to Probe Chicago Cops?
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.