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Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

A civil rights attorney reports from the belly of the post-9/11 justice system. 

Guantánamo protest

Waterboarding may have ended, but the US continues to torture terrorism suspects in American prisons.

How Bill de Blasio can help solve the twin problems of over-policing and under-educating in one swoop

Corrections Corporation of America

It has something to do with the $1.7 billion they made off the privatized incarceration industry just last year.

Detainees

But the private prison company GEO Group is making huge profits locking up immigrants who are often guilty only of the crime of being undocumented.

How corporations seek to make big bucks off mass incarceration.

Blogs

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.

September 30, 2014

A majority of Americans believe the criminal justice system is racially biased, but it takes more than an acknowledgement to dismantle the system.

September 24, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

Inmates and activists unite to stop prisoner abuse at Rikers Island Prison.

August 14, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Seventy-eight men who have been cleared for release remain in interminable detention. 

June 6, 2014