prison-reform

Wrongful Conviction Compensation Payouts Are Wildly Uneven (and Often Grossly Unfair)

Many states don’t even have compensation laws, and for those that do, it can be a long, grueling process to actually get the money

What ‘Time’ Can Teach White Viewers About Our Racist Judicial System

Documentarian Garrett Bradley tells the story of the Richardson family, who lost their patriarch for two decades because of an unfairly harsh prison sentence

After Defunding Police, We Need to Legalize Drugs

As we reckon with the country’s history of failed policing, legalizing drugs would help reset the harm the entire justice system has wrought for addicts

How California’s Inmate Firefighter Program Exploits Its Heroes

While incarcerated, they save lives. Once freed, they’re blocked from continuing their career — all but insuring they fail on the outside. As the prison system profits, Golden State prisoners are thrust into a literal trial by fire.