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Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

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How police across the country are using civil asset forfeiture to seize people’s houses, cars and cash to make money for their departments.

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

Blogs

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

December 12, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

The Attorney General has cemented a doctrine of “too big to jail” at the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014