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Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

US Supreme Court

But will they apply the same logic to the NSA’s massive surveillance dragnet?

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

That was when the Bureau of Investigation—the forerunner of today’s FBI—first opened a file on the magazine.

The San Quentin News staff

For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Jed Rakoff

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

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

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Blogs

“Americans support the death penalty, but don’t want to know how the sausage is made."

April 3, 2014

There is no mention of the easy purchase of the weapon or any relevant other factors.

April 3, 2014

Texas consistently has some of the highest national rates of prison rape.

April 2, 2014

The State Supreme Court decision reverses Byrom's capital murder conviction for conspiring to kill her husband, a crime her son confessed to.

April 1, 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

Transparency and civil rights advocates win two victories in a growing battle over anonymous suppliers.

March 27, 2014

The other investigations proceed, but Randy Mastro releases a 300-page report saying Christie is not guilty.

March 27, 2014

UPDATE: Michelle Byrom was not executed on March 27. The Mississippi Supreme Court is reviewing a post-conviction motion to review evidence in her case.

March 26, 2014

If the Supreme Court rules that corporations have the right to free exercise of religion in the Hobby Lobby case, what happens to civil rights law? 

March 25, 2014

The death of James Boyd adds to a long list of questionable use-of-force incidents involving APD officers.

March 24, 2014