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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.

William Stuntz

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

COLLEGE WINNER: Catastrophe is different when it is personal.

Barack Obama

There is no three-strikes law for crooked bankers, who usually get off with a fine and a promise not to do it again, and again and again.

Hank Skinner

Hank Skinner was scheduled to die on November 9, but his execution was halted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Will the state finally agree to test the evidence in his case?

Blogs

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

In states that use Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisons, medical neglect and abuse run rampant. 

October 8, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

Military brass did a bad job convincing people they are serious about preventing sexual assault.

June 5, 2013

As suspected, the killing of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent raises some suspicious questions. 

May 31, 2013

The military’s dismal record on sexual assault shows it just isn’t taking the problem seriously.

May 29, 2013

As the military finally tackles its sexual assault problem, our society as a whole needs to do the same.

April 18, 2013

Rather than making an argument against choice, the doctor's crimes illustrate the risks of forcing abortions underground.

April 15, 2013

Police respond very quickly to mass shootings, and bigger magazines means more deaths. 

March 28, 2013