Seventy percent of people in jail haven't been convicted of a crime. They just can't afford bail.
The US prison system is an overcrowded wasteland of wayward lives. But a handful of photographers, armed with exceptional access, are determined to humanise people shunned by society.
Across the country, people who committed no crimes are being locked up to compel their testimony in court.
Documents, interviews and surveillance videos show a disturbing pattern of beatings doled out or ordered by underpaid officers, hundreds of them prison system rejects.
In "The End of Policing," Alex S. Vitale argues that police reforms implemented in the wake of Brown's death — from diversity initiatives to community policing to body cameras — fail to acknowledge that policing as an institution reinforces race and class inequalities by design.
Officer Shelby Riggs-Hopkins had noticed some crystals on the floorboard of 64-year-old Daniel Rushing's car. When officers used a field testing kit, the white substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
A federal jury has convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi of all counts related to last fall's bombing in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood and two related plots.
They get credit for changing the game, even when they continue draconian practices.
Frances Glessner Lee created meticulous and gruesome nutshell dioramas of murder scenes, which are still used to train police today.
Seventeen years ago, Cleveland Bynum twice admitted to committing a gruesome quintuple murder, and was sentenced to 300 years in prison. In 2014, another confession from beyond the grave cast doubt on his guilt. Now, a wrongful conviction lawyer is unearthing new evidence that raises the question: If a dead man can't save Cleveland Bynum, can anyone?
When FBI agents Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan began to track the '70s' most notorious financial fraudster, Phil Kitzer, they had no idea how wrapped up in his world they'd become.
Papers that the Pentagon and CIA were forced to declassify as part of a lawsuit brought by victims reveal the fullest picture ever of the secret "enhanced interrogation" regime and the men who designed it.
We now live in an age where cameras seem to be ubiquitous. Why then are we still relying on sketch drawings in our courtrooms?
People of color are incarcerated in huge numbers. And they're manufacturing America's symbol of freedom.
"To a reasonable degree of scientific certainty" sounds good, right? Well, its a phrase that means practically nothing — and forensic evidence is being misapplied and overstated with startling regularity.
What happens after a defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity? Often the answer is involuntary confinement in a state psychiatric hospital — with no end in sight.
Why a Philly cop with a tattoo that looks like a Nazi symbol is still on the job.
On a chilly night in 2014, Nassir Geiger left his house an innocent man with a 2000 Buick LeSabre and $580 cash in his pocket — his paycheck for the week. He drove to a nearby McDonald’s for a late-night snack. By the time he returned home the next morning, Philadelphia police would take all that away.
Violence erupted late Monday on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta after a vigil for a student shot and killed by police.
This excessively complicated, totally unnecessary 1881 invention really must be seen to be believed.
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