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Rethinking Prison Tourism

Rethinking Prison Tourism

Many former prison sites draw on the spooky and salacious to entertain visitors. But some are having second thoughts. Visitors walked past cell blocks at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia in June. AARON RICKETTS FOR THE MARSHALL PROJECT By HOPE CORRIGAN...

Trial Diary: A Journalist Sits on a Baltimore Jury

Trial Diary: A Journalist Sits on a Baltimore Jury

Could 12 strangers agree on justice in Baltimore, a city riddled with killings and distrust of the police, in a shooting case where the victim was an actor on the legendary drama “The Wire”? by Alec MacGillis June 1, 5 a.m. EDT ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that...

Rethinking the State

Rethinking the State

For criminal law to become truly unexceptional, it's worth reimagining the very foundations that sustain it. By Benjamin Levin May 26, 2022 Rethinking the State FUTURES Over the past century, a traditional story of criminal law emerged. In this account, criminal law...

Locking People Up Is No Way to Treat Mental Illness

Locking People Up Is No Way to Treat Mental Illness

If we stopped using prisons to warehouse psychiatric patients, we could heal people and save tax dollars. By Norm Ornstein and Steve Leifman Getty; The Atlantic MAY 30, 2022 SHARE About the authors: Norm Ornstein is an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise...

We’re Living Through the Backlash

We’re Living Through the Backlash

Two years on, George Floyd’s death has culminated in stalled reforms and a reinvigorated, revanchist right. NOAH Y. KIM Assistant News and Engagement WriterBio | Follow Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star-Tribune/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones...