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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.

Edward Snowden

The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.

Welcome home sign for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight

Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.

Cleveland sheriff's van

Reliance on the criminal justice system as the primary solution to intimate partner violence is a long-standing point of debate in the movement to end it.

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.

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