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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.
After extensive lobbying, the private probation industry is poised to wield ever more power over Georgia’s debtors.
Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America.
Since 9/11, immigration has become increasingly tangled with criminal enforcement and national security.
Ryan Holle, who has no prior record, is currently serving his eleventh year of a life sentence.
The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.
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.