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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.
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.
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?
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.
A lack of local democracy and equal protection has led to the collapse of the American criminal justice system.