Nov. 12 2015 10:12 AMServing Time in Overcrowded Prisons Makes Ex-Cons More Likely to ReoffendA new study finds that inmates at severely overcrowded prisons are two and a half times more likely to violate their parole.
Nov. 4 2015 10:31 AMSorry, Not SorryJudges and juries believe they can tell when a defendant is remorseful. They can’t.
Oct. 30 2015 4:27 PMWhy Gun Dealers Are Hardly Ever Subjected to InspectionsIf you're a licensed gun dealer in America, you almost certainly don't have anyone looking over your shoulder.
Oct. 29 2015 5:21 AMCrime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting WorseHow many people are in jail based on faked data?
Oct. 23 2015 10:25 AMTop Police and Prosecutors Condemn Mass IncarcerationBut ignore the role they have to play in solving the problem.
Oct. 14 2015 3:05 PMWas the Shooting of Tamir Rice “Reasonable”?The bad Supreme Court standard that lets cops who kill go free.
Oct. 4 2015 9:01 PMCharlotte Was DifferentAn all-too-familiar story—an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer—with an unfamiliar ending.
Sept. 11 2015 3:44 AMGanglandA new way of fighting crime, and helping victims, in Los Angeles—a city with no shortage of either.
Sept. 3 2015 5:40 AM“This Is a Fundamentally Different Way of Policing”Can Susan Herman repair the broken relationship between the New York Police Department and the city’s most disadvantaged residents?
Aug. 21 2015 11:31 AMSt. Louis Police Try a Strange Old TacticOfficers tried to subdue a crowd of protesters by banging their batons on the ground in unison. Does that work?
Aug. 18 2015 3:16 PMWhen Junkies Deserve a PassPeople are dying because drug addicts fear calling 911. More states need to give immunity to users who do the right thing.
Aug. 15 2015 9:03 PMExonerate Cameron Todd WillinghamThe family of a man executed on faulty arson evidence pushes for reform.
Aug. 9 2015 12:11 PMWhat It’s Like to Be Black in the Criminal Justice SystemThese eight charts suggest there are racial disparities at every phase of the justice system.
Aug. 5 2015 2:08 PMFive Other Black Lives That MatteredFamilies who lost loved ones to police violence in the years before Ferguson reflect on the year since.
July 23 2015 8:17 PMWhy Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail?She couldn’t pay her bond. How a bail system the Justice Department has called unconstitutional may have contributed to her death.
Nov. 9 2015 6:23 PMReport: Florida Police Officers Shoot Someone Every Three DaysAccording to a new report by the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Oct. 31 2015 9:15 AMWest Virginia Prosecutor Disciplined for Pulling Gun, Threatening to Shoot Office Halloween DecorationsOne man’s arachnophobia causes an office freakout, brings about a no-guns-at-work policy.
Oct. 29 2015 5:34 PMWhy Do So Many Ex-Cons End Up Back in Prison?Maybe they don’t—a provocative new study says recidivism rates are drastically lower than we think.
Oct. 27 2015 1:24 PMHow Much Will Congress Really Reduce the Prison Population?When you crunch the numbers, the effect of the proposed law looks mighty modest.
Oct. 21 2015 3:41 PMEngland Refuses to Extradite an Alleged Sex OffenderJudges rule that California’s civil commitment law could result in a “flagrant” violation of the suspect’s human rights.
Oct. 9 2015 10:52 AM“It’s Worse Than Prison”Reginald Artis served 27 years behind bars. But just because her sentence was up didn’t mean she got to go free.
Oct. 2 2015 1:07 PMIs Juice Delayed Justice Denied?What constitutes “reasonable” use of force by police? It goes back to the case of Dethorne Graham.
Sept. 4 2015 1:05 PMThe Pardon Process Is BrokenPresidents are granting clemency far less often than they once did. Why?
Aug. 21 2015 7:40 PM“A Profound, Glaring Injustice”Sen. Cory Booker on mass incarceration—and the hard choices we’ll need to make if we want to end it.
Aug. 18 2015 6:24 PMSlate Voice: “The Trials of Ed Graf”Listen to Slate’s Jeremy Stahl read his story on how Ed Graf’s new trial pitted modern forensics against old-fashioned Texas justice.
Aug. 15 2015 9:04 PMTexas Executed an Almost Certainly Innocent ManThe Texas Forensic Science Commission chairman tried to convince Texas that Cameron Todd Willingham was a monster. Did politics trump truth? 
Aug. 14 2015 6:16 PMWhy Is Stolen Art So Hard to Find?The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist has gone unsolved for 25 years. That makes it very, very typical.
Aug. 6 2015 12:57 PMWhy Police Are So Violent Toward Black PeopleIn the words of an ex Baltimore cop.
July 29 2015 5:53 AMLast Man StandingNothing can stop the bipartisan coalition pressing for criminal justice reform. Nothing, except maybe Bill Otis.
July 19 2015 7:37 PM“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”The victims of crime who go to prisons to confront criminals, and why they do it.