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Guards Raping Women Prisoners

What’s life like for thousands of incarcerated women? Imagine if Hollywood's worst predators had a key to your home It didn’t start as rape. Just weeks after arriving at a Kentucky jail, Rosa (not … [Read More...]

Why Is the Opioid Epidemic Overwhelmingly White?

The opioid epidemic is ravaging large parts of the American population. But some races are being hit harder than others. Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a drug abuse expert, explains why that might be the … [Read More...]

A Poet, With Prison Behind Him, Becomes an Attorney

Late Friday afternoon, in a small, sleepy, windowless fourth-floor courtroom at the New Haven State Superior Court, an official cried, “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!,” as Judge Omar Williams arrived from Hartford … [Read More...]

Why You Shouldn’t Ask LA’s New Pot Czar If She Smokes

When the phone guy at Los Angeles City Hall went to set up Cat Packer's phone line, he wondered if the assignment was a prank. Like a lot of people, he was a bit surprised to learn that the city … [Read More...]

Eric Holder Is Tired of Being Polite

Eric Holder is still getting used to letting loose.  He says firing Robert Mueller “would raise the possibility of impeachment” for President Donald Trump, and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is … [Read More...]

The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline

Most theories for the great crime decline that swept across nearly every major American city over the last 25 years have focused on the would-be criminals. Their lives changed in many ways starting … [Read More...]

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