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Criminal Justice news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
May 6, 2022
9 Ways of Looking at Mother’s Day
Every year 2.3 million mothers are separated by jail from their children.
May 4, 2022
Kathy Boudin’s Remarkable Journey
Until I met Kathy, I had never witnessed the kind of self-study she engaged in to understand who she was before the crime that defined her life—and how she could begin to make amends.
May 3, 2022
Our Friend Kathy Boudin: A Great Life and a Great Loss
For both friends and activists, Boudin’s passing is the loss of a generous soul, uncompromising radical, parent, and guide on the path to responsibility and redemption.
April 15, 2022
Donald Trump’s Continued Liberty Is an Affront to the Rule of Law
There is ample evidence that the former president has committed numerous crimes, so why is he still a free man?
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April 15, 2022
The Deadly Side of the American Dream
How did we as a society come to conflate making it easier to shed blood with freedom?
April 8, 2022
Will Biden Keep His Word and Pardon Federal Cannabis Offenders?
Running for president, Joe Biden promised he’d decriminalize marijuana and pardon federal offenders. So why is Daniel Muessig about to go to prison for five years?
April 7, 2022
Do Campus Crime Alerts Keep Students Safe?
notifications were designed to provide community members with important information during an emergency, but there are unintended consequences.
April 5, 2022
In Criminalizing Error, We Are Doomed to Repeat Our Mistakes
Sending a nurse to prison for causing a patient’s death may satisfy the thirst for vengeance, but it won’t make hospitals any safer.
March 25, 2022
Kathy Hochul Is About to Break Ranks With Progressives
Her proposed legislation on cash bail will please Mayor Eric Adams and alienate leftists.