June 23 2015 4:07 PMCan Inmates and Prison Employees Find Love?Joyce Mitchell was probably duped by the escaped inmates of Clinton Correctional Facility. But sometimes these relationships stem from something more.
June 18 2015 5:58 PMThe Ethics of EthnographyAlice Goffman’s heralded book about inner-city life has come under fire for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Is the author to blame—or does the fault lie with her field?
June 1 2015 4:06 PMThe Best Police Blotter in America—RevisitedWas I totally wrong to praise the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light?
May 21 2015 2:43 AMHow Police Learn When to ShootThey watch a grim canon of videos in which their colleagues have been killed in the line of duty.
May 4 2015 3:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Bold MoveBy embracing police and prison reform, she’s changed the terms of the criminal justice debate. Will any Republicans follow her lead?
April 29 2015 1:20 PMBaltimore’s Gang ProblemIs the city overrun with Bloods and Crips—or is the police department just looking for a scapegoat?
April 27 2015 5:02 PMFreddie Gray’s Broken NeighborhoodEven by the standards of troubled Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester is tragically impoverished and violent.
April 16 2015 7:53 PMNew York City’s Brave New Police PolicyEvery city should copy it.
April 8 2015 3:02 PMThe 10 Other Cop Shootings in South Carolina This YearA closer look.
April 7 2015 8:00 AMNo DealShould prosecutors be forced to have their plea bargains approved by juries?
April 3 2015 1:51 PMWhat Do You Do With the Worst of the Worst?Washington state has a pathbreaking new idea for how to handle prisoners in solitary confinement: Don’t give up on them.
March 26 2015 10:26 AMA Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison PopulationAnd why the left hates it.
March 20 2015 12:41 PMFerguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
March 17 2015 12:12 PMWhy Can’t Ex-Cons Vote?They did the time, why can’t they pull the lever?
March 4 2015 5:33 PMStop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
June 19 2015 3:02 PMFewer Beds, Fewer InmatesHow Hurricane Katrina helped New Orleans reform a jail system overcrowded with minority prisoners and nonviolent offenders.
June 18 2015 5:55 AMYoung Man, Adult CrimeA teenage boy stands accused of killing an innocent man. Can the criminal justice system acknowledge a juvenile’s potential to change while also holding him accountable for a terrible act?
May 27 2015 9:29 AMThe Best Police Blotter in AmericaThe procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
May 8 2015 2:46 PMNo Experience, No ProblemIn Arkansas and Indiana, you can become a police officer without any formal training.
May 1 2015 10:36 AMWhy the CVS BurnedThe rioting in Baltimore wasn’t hooliganism. It was a protest against the depredations of the ghetto economy.
April 27 2015 11:52 PMThe Riots of ’68What the violence in the wake of the King assassination can, and can’t, teach us about Baltimore today.
April 21 2015 3:08 PMThe Koch Brothers Want It Both WaysHow can they support criminal justice reform and Scott Walker at the same time?
April 10 2015 4:03 PMHow Can We Restore Faith in Police?The NYPD’s former chief of department talks candidly about what police need to do to win back the public’s trust.
April 8 2015 10:17 AMWhy Did the North Charleston Cop Handcuff Walter Scott?Believe it or not, that’s standard police procedure.
April 5 2015 9:08 PMThe Third ManThe Boston bombing, a triple murder, a mysterious death at the hands of the FBI, and the end of an American dream.
April 2 2015 10:44 AMCalifornia’s Sane New Approach to Sex OffendersAnd why no other state is following its example.
March 20 2015 1:00 PM“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
March 18 2015 9:55 AMAre Overcrowded Prisons Unconstitutional?It’s time for the Supreme Court to weigh in.
March 5 2015 7:01 PMCops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
March 4 2015 3:47 PMOK, So Who Gets to Go Free?Everyone wants to reduce America’s prison population. Now comes the hard part.