The Poor Shouldn’t Pay for Punishment
A terrible system in Georgia required poor people who couldn’t pay small fines for misdemeanors to pay for their probation costs.
“I’ve Read The New Jim Crow … ”How to tell if a prosecutor is only pretending to be a criminal justice reformer.
The New War on DrugsJeff Sessions and the DOJ are pushing for hard-line marijuana policies. Prosecutors across the country are pushing back.
Arkansas Is About to Execute Eight Men in Eleven DaysAt least six of those eight men likely suffer from crippling mental impairments.
A “Reformer” Who Reformed NothingThe shameful legacy of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.
Death by Non-Unanimous JuryIn Florida, nearly 300 people have been sent to death row despite dissenting votes. It’s up to state prosecutors to right that wrong.
Why Are the Courts Protecting Bad Cops?The L.A. County sheriff wants to release the names of 300 deputies with histories of misconduct. He can’t.
Stephen Breyer vs. the Death PenaltyIn a dissent, the Supreme Court justice makes a stirring case to eradicate capital punishment.
Is the “Incarceration Capital of the World” Finally Ready to Lose Its Title?Louisiana’s governor is ready to embrace criminal justice reform. The state’s district attorneys want to stop him.
Conservatives Are Leading the Way as States Enact Criminal Justice ReformCan their enthusiasm stop Donald Trump from pushing his backward “tough on crime” agenda?
Making Freedom FreeThe nation’s district attorneys have the power to end the cash bail system. Some of them have started using it.
Agree With My Politics or I’ll Take Away Your PowerFlorida Gov. Rick Scott’s dangerous, unlawful decision to reassign a prosecutor because she opposes the death penalty.
Prosecutors Made Massachusetts’ Drug Lab Scandal Much, Much WorseThe state has not only been remiss in correcting these faulty convictions; it’s actively hurt the process.
Oklahomans Voted to Make the State’s Criminal Justice System Less BarbaricWill legislators and district attorneys succeed in defying the will of people?
40 Years Awaiting ExecutionFor many death row inmates, the long process leading to capital punishment is itself cruel—but not unusual.