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Criminal record news and analysis from The Nation
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
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.
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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?
January 14, 2016
Who Killed Lawrence Phillips?
The former first-round draft pick took his own life in a prison cell. But there is far more to this story.
December 21, 2015
Survivors of Domestic Violence Deserve Clemency, Not Prison Cells
Governor Andrew Cuomo just made an historic pledge to grant clemency to thousands of former nonviolent youthful offenders—what about women who committed violence in order to live?