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  1. criminal justice system
    Lawsuit Alleges ‘Inhumane’ Conditions in Frigid Brooklyn JailThe power came back Sunday after inmates in Brooklyn were stuck in the cold and dark for a week.
  2. prisons
    The Problem With Prison Isn’t Steak and Pie on HolidaysOutrage over federal prisoners being fed well on New Year’s Day while prison workers go unpaid due to the shutdown is ridiculous.
  3. trials
    Finally, Some Real Menace Enters the El Chapo CourtroomBut not from the kingpin himself.
  4. el chapo
    The El Chapo Trial Is Already a Movie SetThe drug kingpin takes the stage in Brooklyn.
  5. el chapo
    Everything about El Chapo’s trial is a secretThe trial for El Chapo starts Monday. But will Brooklyn Bridge be closed every time he’s shuttled across? Everyone who knows is sworn to secrecy.
  6. solidarity
    Inmates Across the Nation Are Striking Against ‘Modern-Day Slavery’ in PrisonHow to support the incarcerated people protesting against inhumane, brutal conditions in prison.
  7. power
    Larry Nassar Was Attacked in Prison, Claims His AttorneyHis attorney is also arguing that the judge who presided over Nassar’s case emboldened inmates to attack him.
  8. criminal justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  9. criminal-justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  10. What If Prosecutors Wanted to Keep People Out of Prison?George Soros’s semi-secret plan to get progressive district attorneys elected all over the country.
  11. Sessions Takes First Big Step Toward Bringing Back the War on DrugsHaving fought criminal-justice reform for years, the attorney general is now demanding maximum sentences for low-level drug offenders.
  12. With Sheriff Joe Arpaio Out, His Notorious ‘Tent City’ Jail Is Shutting DownMaricopa County’s new sheriff called the facility a “circus.”
  13. President Obama Has Now Granted Clemency to More than 1,000 Federal InmatesThat’s more than the previous 11 presidents combined.
  14. New York City Will Stop Putting Teenagers in Solitary ConfinementThe decision raises the permitted age for solitary confinement from 18 to 21.
  15. solitary confinement
    Maybe Don’t Laugh at Whitey Bulger’s Masturbation PunishmentHe was a terrible, murderous man, but nobody deserves to be subjected to the solitary-confinement system we have in the U.S.
  16. The U.S. Is Quietly Exonerating 3 People a WeekAnd a third of them are in one Texas county.
  17. Inmates in New York Will Soon No Longer Have to Eat Prison LoafThe state just agreed to change how solitary confinement is used in New York prisons.
  18. criminology
    The Government’s Early Release of Prisoners Is a Big Social-Science Experiment“There are people who will use anything that happens as evidence that in fact we should be locking people up and throwing away the key, despite all the evidence that that doesn’t produce the results that we want.”
  19. Justice Department Will Release 6,000 Nonviolent Drug Convicts Late This MonthGreat news for the many real-life versions of Empire’s Cookie Lyon.
  20. What’s Life Like in Zimbabwe’s Prisons?Dr. Walter Palmer may soon find out.
  21. For Sale: Upstate New York PrisonFor anyone interested in filming the inevitable prison escape movie. 
  22. Rikers Opens New Housing for Transgender WomenTo keep them safe.
  23. Pope Francis Shades U.S. Over Prisons, TortureA sentence of life is a hidden death penalty,” he said.
  24. Sandy Made Escaping a New Jersey Halfway House Even Easier Than UsualThe inmates basically rioted,” said a corrections official.
  25. 69-Acre Waterfront Staten Island Estate SaleIt has a certain ’Shawshank Redemption’ vibe.
  26. Mediavore
    Nudie Bar Patron Shot In the Neck; Conscientious Panda Express Tests Recipes ItPlus: Recreating long-lost family recipes requires detective work and discerning palate; and Panera is planning more pay-optional locations, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. California Has to Set Some Prisoners FreeThe Supreme Court says overcrowding violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.”