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Criminal Justice news and analysis from The Nation
December 13, 2017
Roy Moore Isn’t the Only One Who Thinks Dating Kids Is Fine
Just ask their parents first.
Patricia J. Williams
December 12, 2017
Cornered and Facing ‘Existential’ Crisis, Will Trump Fire Mueller?
His deputy attorney general is under the gun as Trump allies lose patience with the Russiagate investigation.
December 11, 2017
Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older
Could programs like compassionate release provide refuge from a criminal-justice system run amok?
December 11, 2017
It’s Time to End Mass Incarceration
Locking up more and more people for longer and longer won’t make us safer.
Brave New Films
December 4, 2017
What We Can Learn From Art Painted Inside Guantánamo
A New York exhibition gives a rare glimpse into America’s most controversial prison.
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December 1, 2017
Flynn Pleads Guilty: Is He Singing on Trump-Russia?
Apart from the president’s own family, the former national-security adviser could do the most damage to the president.
November 30, 2017
Judge Abby Abinanti Is Fighting for Her Tribe—and for a Better Justice System
Once considered illegitimate, Native American peacemaking courts offer a model for criminal-justice reform.
November 24, 2017
In Prison, Women Are 9 Times More Likely to Be HIV-Positive
The disparity between infection rates in incarcerated and non-incarcerated women highlights the deeply unequal state of our criminal-justice system.
November 23, 2017
A Growing Lawyer ‘Army’ Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants
Immigrants with attorneys are four times more likely to be released from detention.
November 21, 2017
About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump
In a stable country, we would not be talking about this feud of the blowhards. This is not a stable country.