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Tom Harkin

The Congressional Progressive Caucus and Senator Tom Harkin offer smart alternatives to the GOP's extremist agenda.

Arizona prison

State taxpayers have thrown away millions on shoddy facilities--and legislators think the solution is to bar them from oversight.

To its shame, the Obama administration continues to defend its role in the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist.

William Stuntz

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

A detainee at Guantánamo Bay

With Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the prison becomes a permanent fixture.

Communication Management Units, the highly restrictive prisons holding mostly Arab and Muslim men, continue to operate outside the law, with no oversight.

Gitmo in the present millennium is no departure at all from the American tradition in Guantánamo Bay.

The longtime criminal justice reformer believes the city can improve public safety through smarter spending on social services.

As prisoners in California resume their hunger strike, it’s important to consider what legal strategies might end the cruel practice of long-term solitary confinement.

Forty years after Attica, the US prison population is ten times larger.

Blogs

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

An ex-deputy testified in court about the culture of abuse pervading Los Angeles County jails.

June 4, 2014