Crime
Crime

A Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison Population

And why the left hates it.

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.
Feb. 25 2015 8:44 PMHow to Stop Overzealous ProsecutorsMake them answer for the cost of incarceration.
Feb. 20 2015 3:22 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Feb. 17 2015 4:23 PMYoung GunsWhen cops shoot kids holding toy weapons, they’re rarely held accountable. That has to change.
Feb. 13 2015 11:43 AMThe Bad Cop DatabaseA radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct.
Feb. 10 2015 7:06 PMEight Foods That Cops Have Mistaken for DrugsIs that crystal meth—or a Jolly Rancher?
Feb. 5 2015 4:03 PMFalse CertaintyWhy did the pathologist in the Purvi Patel feticide case use the discredited “lung float test” to show her fetus was born alive?
Jan. 28 2015 5:43 PMThrow the Book at ThemShould prisons offer degree-granting courses to convicted felons? An influential conservative voice says yes.
Jan. 22 2015 7:59 PMLeave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
Jan. 19 2015 11:45 PMThey Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.
Jan. 14 2015 7:32 PMThe HoleThe psychological effects of solitary confinement, and the evolving fight to eliminate it.
Jan. 6 2015 11:24 AMSerial’s Next CaseFive crimes the hit podcast should explore in a future season.
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.
Feb. 26 2015 4:25 PMLet’s Make a DealA startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
Feb. 23 2015 6:14 PMHow to Go to JailThe surprisingly robust genre of prison survival guides.
Feb. 19 2015 8:07 PMA Koch and a SmileConservatives and liberals have joined forces to advance criminal justice reform. Can they really work together?
Feb. 17 2015 10:51 AMDoes Decriminalization Work?Or does replacing jail time with fines just mean more people get punished?
Feb. 13 2015 11:39 AMDavid Carr’s First Big ScoopThe writer’s brio, bravery, and good humor are all there, right from the beginning.
Feb. 6 2015 6:30 PMWhy Are So Many Americans in Prison?A provocative new theory.
Feb. 3 2015 1:33 PMEric Garner. Michael Brown. Bobby Shmurda.The lawyer for the rapper accused of violent crimes believes his client is a victim of racial injustice. Does he have a point?
Jan. 23 2015 5:46 PMWho Stole Your Identity?Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says today’s cybercriminal is yesterday’s chain-snatching street hustler.
Jan. 22 2015 12:14 PMThe Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Jan. 16 2015 7:36 PMHelicopters Don’t Pay for ThemselvesWhy Eric Holder’s civil forfeiture decision won’t stop civil forfeiture abuse.
Jan. 13 2015 4:34 PMBill de Blasio’s Bad BetHe thought a more diverse NYPD would support a liberal mayor. Here’s why it didn’t.
Dec. 19 2014 5:40 PMDumb and Dumber and DumbererMeet the men who set the gold standard for criminal incompetence in 2014.

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