Census data show incarceration rates are down. It may have more to do with the pandemic than broad reforms.
National Press Club Award recognizes overall body of investigative reporting, citing impact of “Mauled,” coverage of Mississippi prisons and more.
It doesn’t matter how American I feel. The labels applied to me are “foreign,” “terrorist,” “inmate” and “other.”
As a Texas man sues for his pastor to touch him during his execution, a guide to rights for the condemned.
Officials claim programs provide skills, but critics say there’s little evidence.
While other industries were devastated by the pandemic last year, police departments felt a much smaller impact.
1 in 5 African American deaths happens earlier than if they were White. Black doctors say the Flexner Report holds clues to the health system’s role in racial health disparities.
“Sudden cardiac death,” is the cause listed on my uncle Bryan’s death certificate. But it didn’t feel sudden at all — not when you factor in his underlying mental and physical health pr...
The Kentucky State Police fatally shot 41 people from 2015 through 2020, more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.
Ruderman will cover policing issues nationwide.
In rural communities, fatal police shootings have occurred at high rates, without the attention (and protests) that urban shootings have drawn.
While Corey Devon Arthur was quarantining, people in the unit got tablets equipped with telephone apps. “If we all had the option to use a phone app, the value of violence would plunge,” he w...
Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse.
Three years after the First Step Act required the Bureau of Prisons to treat more people with medications for opioid addiction, only a tiny fraction are receiving them.
Chavis will expand reporting on juvenile justice and other criminal justice issues.
This spring, a judge ruled that the healthcare at the Louisiana State Penitentiary violated prisoners’ Eighth Amendment rights. Lois Ratcliff tells the horrifying story of her son Farrell’s d...
In Michigan, getting dental care can take months, even years.
The case of Rodney Reed — whose innocence claims were championed by the reality TV star — raises questions about celebrities’ role in the criminal justice system.
As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into the pandemic, some states are easing those restrictions. W...
The infamous 1971 prison revolt ended with a bloody police siege. We retell the story, minute-by-minute.