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Here’s How I Use My Story to Teach Incarcerated Kids That Writing Matters
At 18, Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years in prison. Now out on parole, he’s sharing the healing power of writing in juvenile detention centers.
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.
I Was Sentenced to Die in Prison. But After 27 Years, I’m Finally Free
When I went to jail in 1995, I had never used the internet. As I play catchup, the simplest things are everything.
January 17, 2019
One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them, Some DAs Say
Newly elected prosecutors won’t take cases from unreliable officers—but are these no-call lists fair?
February 9, 2016
Does Predictive Policing Lead to More Police in Black Communities? Readers React
What you had to say about our latest story on predictive policing.
February 3, 2016
Policing the Future
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
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August 10, 2015
What We’ve Learned About Racial Disparity in Policing Since Ferguson
A brief overview of the numbers.
March 12, 2015
Where the Shots are Fired
A new study points to a strategy for reducing police shootings in towns like Ferguson.
November 24, 2014
Now Comes the Civil Suit
It's not over for Ferguson.