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Obama Just Signed a Really Bad Criminal Justice Law

Is this really the best Congress can do?

Feb. 3 2016 2:01 PMDoing Time in Solitary Is Unimaginably Hard. Getting Out Might Be Harder.Former inmates on the horror of the hole—and the terror of re-entry.
Feb. 1 2016 5:46 AMAn Ingenious New Way of Solving Cold CasesUsing playing cards.
Jan. 12 2016 8:21 PMWhy is the Connecticut Governor a State of the Union Guest?His state has reduced the prison population—and the crime rate—at the same time.
Dec. 29 2015 8:15 AM“They Knew It Was the Right Thing to Do”The unlikely rise of restorative justice in a conservative upstate New York county.
Dec. 10 2015 1:11 PMAn Exclusive Interview With the “Cannibal Cop”Exonerated of his alleged crimes, Gilberto Valle describes his experience in court, his time in prison, and his attempt to start a new life. 
Dec. 3 2015 1:52 PMWhat Do We Really Know About the Alleged Police Cover-Up in Dothan, Alabama?A closer look at a viral article reveals that it offers little evidence to support its disturbing claims.
Nov. 25 2015 1:59 PMLaquan McDonald’s Death Is an OutrageBut the charges against his killer are a political triumph.
Nov. 24 2015 9:33 AMBlack Lives Matter Protesters Shot in MinneapolisWill investigators release the video of Jamar Clark’s death now?
Nov. 23 2015 3:26 PMDoes Being a Good Cop Mean Frequently Getting Accused of Misconduct?The dangerous logic of police officers who say, “If you’re not getting complaints, you’re not working.”
Nov. 13 2015 2:21 PMWaller County Blames Sandra Bland’s Suicide on Her FamilyIn a motion, the county’s lawyers say Bland killed herself because her family failed to bail her out of jail.
Nov. 12 2015 4:47 PMVincent Asaro, Accused of Planning Infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist, Acquitted of All ChargesThe theft of $6 million in cash and jewels from a vault at JFK Airport was immortalized in Goodfellas.
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?
Feb. 2 2016 10:07 AMWhat Is the Deal With Synthetic Marijuana?Everything you need to know about fake weed.
Jan. 13 2016 12:46 PMThe Well-Heeled Ex-Cons Backing the Criminal Justice Reform FightThe storied American tradition of white-collar criminals emerging from prison with a mission.
Dec. 31 2015 10:04 AMHow Many People Have Been Shot in Your Neighborhood This Year?A map of shootings in America.
Dec. 16 2015 7:28 PMDid the Police Officers in the Freddie Gray Case Act Reasonably?It depends on whether you think not following department policy is reasonable.
Dec. 9 2015 5:42 PMKnife-Wielding Man Lunges at Two Police OfficersYou won’t believe what happened next: They didn’t shoot him!
Nov. 25 2015 4:41 PMWhy Did It Take More Than a Year to Charge the Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald?A former prosecutor, now running to be Cook County state’s attorney, decries Chicago’s crawl to justice.
Nov. 24 2015 12:23 PMChicago Cop Charged With First-Degree MurderOfficer Jason Van Dyke was caught on video shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.
Nov. 23 2015 4:40 PMThere’s Going to Be a Book About Adnan Syed From SerialRabia Chaudry, who brought the case to Sarah Koenig, is writing it.
Nov. 20 2015 11:38 AMThere Is No Ferguson EffectBut in the rush to disprove it, we’re ignoring a very real tragedy unfolding in cities like Baltimore and Milwaukee.
Nov. 13 2015 12:23 PMRichard Glossip Describes Preparing to DieIn a remarkable interview with journalist Gabrielle Canon, he recounts the torture of counting down the hours to his execution.
Nov. 12 2015 12:25 PMHow to Run Against a Tough-on-Crime DA—and WinHow reformer Scott Colom unseated an incumbent with 25 harsh years on the job.
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.

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