The new criminal justice law is modest. But it may signal a shifting narrative.
Two new books provide a devastating vision of America’s mental health crisis.
Is private management more efficient? Is it wrong to profit from punishment? Is the whole idea immoral in concept?
Incarceration is a tomb. It beats death into people.
John Pfaff's Locked In adds to what we've learned from Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow.
Who I'd invite to my writers' dinner party
Several recent films and shows portray people of color with a complexity that James Baldwin once assumed was impossible for pop culture.
For some kids, jail is a school field trip. For others, it's nearly inevitable.
My state has the same number of churches as prisoners. This fact haunts me.
Some riots protest injustice. Others perpetuate it.