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Meredith Beeson

As defenders of Honduran forests die, a drug trafficking trial opens in New York for the brother of the country’s president. Read more

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I’m waiting for the day when every call from Jimmy doesn’t begin with “This is a call from a Louisiana correctional facility . . . .” Read more

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In a case perhaps more relevant now than ever, the trial of the two immigrants became a rallying point for 1920s progressives, labor activists, and human rights advocates around the globe. Read more

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As we learned from Al Capone, just because the government is unable to charge you with being a mobster, doesn’t mean you’re not a mobster. Read more

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Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach. Read more

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Behind the stats about incarceration rates, lies a basic structure of law that accommodates white people. What better place to host the 2020 Dem convention? Read more

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"I will faithfully stay totally exonerated by telling Congress to go to hell!" Read more

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Virginia juvenile justice advocates envision a correctional system not about police and prisons but about stability, families, and a continuum of care. Read more

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President of Russia

The truth is less dramatic, but more sordid. Read more

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Daniel X. O’Neil

Cook County Illinois’s public defender describes her work providing “a voice for the voiceless.” Read more

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Daniel H. Birman Productins, Inc.

Is a system broken when it works as designed? Read more

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Montanasuffragettes

As we experience a cultural shift around sexual assault, there are concrete steps we can take to help survivors. Read more

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A 13-year-old boy spent three months in a juvenile facility – including time in solitary confinement – because he could not pay a $500 fine for skipping school. Read more

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Debra Sweet

Police officials have backed Trump’s recent efforts at criminal justice reform, but where were they when Sessions trashed consent decrees, the most effective method of reforming their own departments? Read more

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Prosecutors are increasingly reframing overdose deaths as murder. Read more

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Compared to jail, electronic monitoring with ankle bracelets is said to be a more humane and effective approach—but it’s not so simple. Read more

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Fibonacci Blue

The network trains people to take charge of the narratives around police shootings, and to help communities heal. Cat Brooks describes how it's done. Read more

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Michael Büker

Over the past twenty-five years, there has been remarkable headway in bringing to justice people accused of mass slaughter, rape as a weapon of war, and crimes against humanity. Read more

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library

While much of the media attention on the book focused on Comey’s digs at Trump, there is much more to it. Read more

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David Mahoney went to the White House last week with a whole bunch of issues to discuss. But President Donald Trump was focused on one thing. Read more

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