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Imprisonment

Power of Attorney

Can progressive prosecutors achieve meaningful criminal-justice reform?

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Life after Life

Why parole in America is just another prison

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Cold as ICE

From a letter written in 1897 to the editor of the British newspaper the Daily Chronicle. The letter is included in The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde, published in…

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Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

Unfit for trial: a discussion of Alisa Roth’s book Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

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Pushing the Limit

What the U.S. Olympic Committee can — and can’t — do about sexual abuse

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Silver Linings Daybook

From letters sent by Arsenii Formakov to his family, in Riga. Formakov was a Latvian poet, novelist, and journalist. In 1940, he was arrested for anti-Soviet activities and sentenced to…

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Christmas in Prison

Greeting the holidays in an age of mass incarceration

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Innocents

Where pregnant women have more to fear than Zika

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