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Criminal record news and analysis from The Nation
November 1, 2017
Texas Wants to Make It Easier to Fire People for Criminal Records
An Obama-era rule is in danger if the Lone Star State’s lawsuit succeeds.
September 8, 2017
Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him?
This mob-linked operator and ex-con could be the key to the Russiagate investigation.
April 13, 2017
An Olympic-Sized Bribery Scandal Crashes Down on Rio’s Former Mayor Eduardo Paes
Eduardo Paes was supposed to be the future of Brazilian politics. Not anymore.
November 7, 2016
This Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape Victim—Could It Cost Devon Anderson Her Election?
Devon Anderson has a troubling record, and voters may dismiss her tomorrow.
November 7, 2016
Americans Are Finding New Ways to Join the Surveillance State
Some of them aren’t pretty.
Patricia J. Williams
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October 25, 2016
Did SUNY Ban the Box? Or Just Move It?
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the box has simply been moved further down the line.
William G. Martin
September 1, 2016
Footage of the Largest Gang Raid in NYPD History Reveals the Agency’s Military-Style Tactics
Incoming police commissioner James O’Neill oversaw the arrests.
June 30, 2016
An Iowa Court Blocks 20,000 Ex-Offenders From Voting
Nearly 6 million Americans can’t vote because of discriminatory felon-disenfranchisement laws.
June 29, 2016
In Some States, Defendants Can Be Charged Hundreds of Dollars Just to Face a Jury
And other ways our judicial system bleeds the poor with debt.
May 13, 2016
In New Orleans, Criminal Justice Meets Housing Justice
When you’re released from jail, you’ve served your time. So why do so many cities still bar the formerly incarcerated from public housing?