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May 22, 2021
Life Without Parole Is Replacing the Death Penalty — But the Legal Defense System Hasn’t Kept Up
Just ask a Dallas woman who spent a year in jail without talking to a lawyer.
May 15, 2017
Give Juveniles Their Due
Fifty years after a landmark Supreme Court case, juvenile courts still lack due process.
May 12, 2015
A New Conservative Approach to Justice: Serve the Poor
With jails filling up, right to counsel gains favor.
April 10, 2015
Why Was Walter Scott Running?
50,000 parents, mostly black fathers, can guess.
April 9, 2015
30 Years on Death Row: A Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton
‘They tell you justice is blind. I am telling you that justice can see.'
Corey G. Johnson
March 30, 2015
A Courtroom Divided
What a battle between a Mississippi judge and a group of public defenders tells us about the state of indigent defense.