Jails and prisons are becoming substance-abuse treatment facilities—even for those who haven’t been accused of a crime.
A set of unusual cases in North Carolina brings new attention to racism in death-penalty trials.
While cities are trying to reform their criminal-justice systems, smaller, more far-flung locales are struggling to provide basic services.
How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty
Misconceptions about domestic violence can turn the justice system against survivors, often with devastating results.
For years, attorneys have relied on a specific set of symptoms to prove infant abuse—but now, some physicians are questioning the validity of the diagnosis of shaken-baby syndrome that has sent many caretakers to prison.