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Biden’s Baggage Could Be a Heavy Lift in 2020
Problems with Biden’s record go far beyond the 1994 crime bill and Anita Hill. His longevity in politics is a treasure trove for his foes.
The Problem With Prison Isn’t Steak and Pie on Holidays
Outrage over federal prisoners being fed well on New Year’s Day while prison workers go unpaid due to the shutdown is ridiculous.
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The First Step Act Deserves Your Skepticism
Tuesday’s celebrated bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill rests on an extremely fragile foundation.
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Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?
Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
Republicans and Democrats Can Agree. Mass Incarceration Is Proof.
Trump is being hailed for unifying Republicans and Democrats around criminal justice. But the parties have rarely been that divided on this issue.
Shane Bauer Talks Working Undercover at a Private Prison
In a new book, the investigative reporter toggles between the grim present and brutal history of for-profit incarceration in America.
America’s Prisoners Are on Strike. We Can’t Afford to Deny Their Demands.
Our nation’s mass incarceration habit is morally and financially bankrupting us. This week, America’s inmates are staging an intervention.
Reformer Ousts St. Louis Prosecutor Who Didn’t Charge Cop in Michael Brown Case
A progressive, former public defender just beat a seven-term prosecutor who was famous for being tough on criminal defendants (unless they were cops).
‘Sheriff Joe’ and Everyday American Authoritarianism
To see what racist tyranny would look like in the U.S., liberals don’t need to look into Europe’s history — only deeper into this country’s present.
Can Trump and Sessions Kill Criminal-Justice Reform? Probably Not.
While Trump’s election showed a return to “backlash” criminal-justice policies was politically feasible, state and local decision-makers matter more.
Black Lives Matters’ Defense Attorney Is About to Become Philadelphia’s DA
Jeff Sessions has killed criminal-justice reform on the federal level. But in America’s fifth-largest city, it lives on.
Chelsea Manning and the False Logic of Harsh Prison Sentences
The idea that shorter periods of incarceration encourage crime is the myth that fuels the American prison state.
Ava DuVernay Prison Doc Calls Out Trump, Clinton
“I didn’t go undercover. This is just widely available information that’s put in one place.”
Expanding Incarceration Is Not the Best Way to Fight Rape Culture
California’s response to the Brock Turner case will fortify mass incarceration, while doing little to make women more equal and secure.
Kids Suffer When Their Parents Are Locked Up
Losing a parent to jail throws the world into chaos.
DOJ: Thousands of Prisoners Already Out
They’ve been moved to halfway houses and home confinement over the last several months.
California Curbs Solitary: A New Era in Justice?
Long-term isolation will no longer be used as a method of social control.