prison-reform

Why Is Anyone Still in Prison for Weed?

The pot business is booming, but 40,000 people are still behind bars for marijuana-related crimes. Could a new federal bill change that?

Who’s Afraid of the Boston Bomber?

Liberals and conservatives alike use Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a boogeyman to deny prisoners their rights

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

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