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Do Public Defenders Spend Less Time on Black Clients?

Earlier this year, when San Francisco public defender Mark Jacobs addressed a group of potential…

Why I Hated Being A Cop

There was a time in Raeford Davis’s life when the idea of putting on a…

The War on Drugs Isn’t Even Working in Prison

Twice a week, a line of prisoners forms outside the communal bathroom in the education…

Bill Clinton, “Black Lives” and the Myths of the 1994 Crime Bill

Bill Clinton’s recent confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia has rekindled debate about…

The Tedious and Painful Costs of False Convictions

The recent and tragic suicide of my friend and fellow exoneree Darryl Hunt is a stark reminder…

What It’s Like to Almost Get Executed

I was supposed to be executed one minute after midnight on February 10, 2004. In…

Johnny O'Landis Bennett, Jr. South Carolina Department of Corrections

How Comparing a Black Murder Defendant to ‘King Kong’ Affected His Trial

A federal trial judge in South Carolina last week overturned the death sentence of a…

Should Hard-Line Prosecutors Be Nervous?

Voters delivered two big upsets in local Democratic primaries Tuesday night: in Cook County, Ill.…

My Regrets as a Juror Who Sent a Man to Death Row

In 2008, Sven Berger got a letter instructing him to report for jury duty. He…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Looks Back at the Rodney King Incident 25 Years Later

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. spoke with Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project, a non-profit…