A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
The DOJ says it will stop using private prisons. The truth is more complicated.
Debt still sends many people—especially black people—to jail.
Images of police violence against African Americans have a radical heritage.
After fourteen years, Mohamedou Ould Slahi may finally have a chance at freedom.
Henry Ace Knight
Rapists should be held accountable. But is more incarceration the best way?
Edward Snowden’s actions can be justified, but not as civil disobedience.
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
We need new privacy law for the digital age.
Neil M. Richards
A new law aims to deny pariah sex offenders even exile.
Forensic scientists respond to allegations that their work harms the criminal justice system.
Wesley Vernon, Michael Nirenberg, Nathan J. Robinson
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Andrew L. Croxford
Samuel Miller McDonald
Jonathan M. Metzl
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