Rebecca McCray
Rebecca McCray

Rebecca McCray is a writer in New York and a journalism and research fellow with the Fair Punishment Project.

Trials and Error
Sept. 8 2017 1:07 PMHow to Stop the Panic Over Violent CrimePresident Trump and Jeff Sessions perversely misrepresent America’s crime data. Here’s a smarter way to read it.
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July 12 2017 12:07 PMJailing the VictimIs it ever appropriate to put someone behind bars to compel her to testify against her abuser?
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June 7 2017 9:45 AMJeff Sessions’ Rejection of Science Leaves Local Prosecutors in the DarkHis decision to disband the National Commission on Forensic Science has implications for criminal cases across the country.
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April 5 2017 1:29 PMThe New War on DrugsJeff Sessions and the DOJ are pushing for hard-line marijuana policies. Prosecutors across the country are pushing back.
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March 7 2017 6:09 PM40 Years Awaiting ExecutionFor many death row inmates, the long process leading to capital punishment is itself cruel—but not unusual.
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Aug. 30 2017 5:05 PMThere Are Many Joe ArpaiosThe former Arizona sheriff is famous for his abhorrent behavior. He’s not an anomaly.
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June 30 2017 3:59 PMThe Reverse Mass Incarceration Act Won’t Reverse Mass IncarcerationA new bill from Cory Booker and Richard Blumenthal has the right concept. It won’t work.
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May 15 2017 5:55 AMCan Protesting Trump Inspire White Awareness About Racially Biased Policing?Portland, Oregon, at once a liberal epitome and the whitest city in America, might find out.
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March 8 2017 4:54 PMStephen Breyer vs. the Death PenaltyIn a dissent, the Supreme Court justice makes a stirring case to eradicate capital punishment.