The Forgotten Story of How Harper Lee Investigated an Astonishing Murder in Alabama
Author Casey Cep discusses her new book about Harper Lee's unfinished manuscript detailing the alleged crimes of an Alabama preacher and the man who shot him.
How the Fairbanks Four Finally Found Freedom
George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, and Eugene Vent — better known as the Fairbanks Four—spent 18 years in prison for a murder they didn’t commit. On the anniversary of the crime, a look at how their incarceration exposed the deep racial divides within the local community.
The End to Race-Based Lockdowns in California Prisons
The legacy of “tough on crime” legislation has historically allowed correctional authorities to conceal and pursue politics that would be illegal anywhere else. Could that finally be changing?
Cycles of Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System
Exploring the psychological roots of racial disparity in U.S. prisons.
Faster Justice, Closer: The Power of Community Courts
Community courts across the country are fighting judicial backlog and lowering re-arrest rates.
Why Solitary Confinement Hurts Juveniles More Than Adults
New York City is ending its use of solitary confinement for juvenile offenders. Here's the science behind the decision.
Can Prisons Predict Which Inmates Will Try to Escape?
And what can they do to prevent it?