Millions of people with felony convictions are barred from voting. Washington, D.C., wrestling with systemic racism, took a step toward greater inclusion by restoring these critical rights.
Those calling for justice argue that Black women historically receive far less attention than men who've been killed by law enforcement.
Racist tropes about Black women developed during the slave era persist today.
A veteran of the 1967 Newark Rebellion discusses George Floyd's death, the culture of police brutality, and whether the recent mass movement can produce change.
In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.
A career public defender is now on the other side of the law. We speak to Boudin about embracing reforms as district attorney of a prominent U.S. city, and combating COVID-19.
Failing to significantly reduce jail populations could result in 100,000 more deaths than currently projected, a new ACLU report says.
The coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country. Experts warn that jails and prisons are especially vulnerable to an outbreak.
Famed First Amendment attorney James Goodale discusses the criminalization of journalism and the U.S. government's crackdown on whistleblowers.
New York's bail reform law goes into effect in January. This special podcast explains what this law does and how it will impact New Yorkers.
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