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Condemned Men Talking: A Day on San Quentin's death rownew

Interviews with the condemned, including Buddhist author Jarvis Jay Masters, whose case is now before the CA Supreme Court.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  01-06-2016  |  Crime & Justice

Release the tapes from the Alexia Christian shootingnew

Nearly eight months have passed since controversial officer-involved killing.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  12-17-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Legal Lockdownnew

Allegations of torture in Wine County spur call for federal oversight of Sonoma County lockup.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  10-16-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Shot in the Parknew

A Sacramento cop guns down a schizophrenic man. Police say it's justified. Witnesses tell a different story. Whatever the truth, it's a tragic reminder of the region's ongoing mental-health crisis.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Nick Miller  |  09-02-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Invisible Tapenew

David Wilson uncovered the existence of a murder confession he says will exonerate him. There's only one problem: Nobody can find it.
Washington City Paper  |  Jim McElhatton  |  08-14-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Exempt from Disclosurenew

Transparency, confidentiality and the police video Eureka doesn't want you to see.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  08-11-2015  |  Crime & Justice

A Pink Keychain of Macenew

One thing everyone told me before I left for college is to always protect myself. Be aware of my surroundings, travel in packs, walk only in well-lit areas—the same diatribe heard for generations.
Jackson Free Press  |  Maya Miller  |  08-07-2015  |  Crime & Justice

No End in Sight for California Capital Punishment Fightnew

For now, capital punishment in California resembles an M. C. Escher drawing—a Möbius strip going endlessly nowhere.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Tom Gogola  |  08-05-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Family Spokesman: Rexdale Henry's Fines Shouldn't Have Led to Deathnew

John Steele, a spokesman for the family of Rexdale Henry, who was found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail on July 14, said the family is awaiting the results of two autopsies to know more about how the 53-year-old Choctaw man died.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  07-30-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Idaho's New Prison Scandalnew

Two years after the Idaho state prison was found to have been falsifying documents to conceal understaffing, a new scandal is breaking alleging the systematic tampering with and/or destruction of prisoner medical records to exclude diagnoses of gender identity disorder.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  07-13-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Racism, Riots, and the Intuition of Anthony Battsnew

Commissioner's experiences in Los Angeles and Fruitvale riots inform strategy during unrest in Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  06-10-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Dragged Through The Mud: Rape Survivors Endurenew

The University of Oregon let a sexual misconduct investigation "fall off the radar" then took the survivor's counseling records without permission.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  05-29-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Why Oakland Police Can't Solve Crimenew

It's not just because OPD is understaffed, it's also because the department prefers to use its resources on patrolling poor neighborhoods.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-22-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Despite Evidence, Police Had the Wrong Mannew

Police insisted Cornell McKay was to blame for a robbery -- it cost him nearly three years.
Riverfront Times  |  Danny Wicentowski  |  05-15-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Battling Rape On Campusnew

Compassionate response to victims gives them confidence to report.
Illinois Times  |  Patrick Yeagle  |  05-08-2015  |  Crime & Justice

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