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Kharey Wise, the oldest of the Central Park Five, is arraigned in court.

A new documentary sheds light on what we haven't learned from the tragic miscarriage of justice.

Daniel Villegas was 16 when he confessed to a double murder en El Paso. But almost 20 years later, he insists he's innocent, and the evidence backs him up.

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Democrats like Joe Biden were responsible for some of the worst laws behind mass incarceration. Whatever our response to gun violence, a new war on crime is not the answer.

A prisoner

Though sentencing, the drug war and other criminal justice issues were absent from the presidential contest, November 6 saw a wave of voter initiatives that will change policy on “three strikes,” marijuana, and more.

What will Pennsylvania do with prisoners like Sharon Wiggins, who has been locked up for more than forty years for a crime she committed at 17?

Sgt. Luis Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now will Congress investigate?

CeaseFire Chicago, pioneered by an infectious disease expert, has been heralded as an unprecedented success. Will a summer spike in homicides threaten the program in other cities where it is just taking hold?

What would it take for the United States and Cuba to free Alan Gross and the Cuban Five?

Trayvon Martin

Here's what we know about the groups that help fund ALEC, the organization that drafted the law that keeps Trayvon Martin’s killer free.

Blogs

Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.

March 23, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014