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Criminal record news and analysis from The Nation
February 22, 2018
Prosecutors and Judges Have Brought Back Debtors’ Prisons
A new report details how easily you can be put in jail simply for owing a company money.
November 21, 2017
Anatomy of an Abduction: The Deportation of Cambodian American Refugees
Cambodians displaced by American bombs are being sent back to a country they barely know.
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.
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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.
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.