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Debt still sends many people—especially black people—to jail.
After fourteen years, Mohamedou Ould Slahi may finally have a chance at freedom.
Henry Ace Knight
Prosecutors are corrupting the intent of lynching laws.
Rapists should be held accountable. But is more incarceration the best way?
White supremacy and the birth of the modern Democratic Party.
A nineteenth-century memoir sheds light on the origins of the modern prison.
DNA is a powerful forensic tool. If only crime labs could be trusted with it.
Brandon L. Garrett
A new law aims to deny pariah sex offenders even exile.
The new book "With Dogs at the Edge of Life" asks whether we need less humanity, not more of it.
Serving time in Richmond City Jail
The neglect and abuse of Pakistan's tribal areas.
The history of terrorism in France offers lessons in how best to respond to the Paris attacks.
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