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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Barbed wire

After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

Deportation

Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security. 

Jail

Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence. 

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Edward Snowden

A plea bargain, that is—it’s time to make a deal.

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Blogs

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 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

One agent got away with allegedly kicking a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry. 

May 6, 2014

Mixed in are some laughs, if you can handle that, and to get viewers to swallow this topic, a promise of cute hamsters.

May 6, 2014

After today's egregious Supreme Court decision, expect a lot more sectarian prayer at local government events

May 5, 2014

Will the Pulaski Skyway bring down New Jersey’s governor?

May 5, 2014

Oklahoma’s top prison official is calling for a halt to all executions until the state refines its protocol.

May 2, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014

The ease with which we criminalize and abuse black youth in this country would be astounding if it weren’t so routine.

May 1, 2014