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If He Didn’t Kill Anyone, Why Is It Murder?

If He Didn’t Kill Anyone, Why Is It Murder?

Shawn Khalifa, center, with, from left, his sister, nephew and mother. Mr. Khalifa is serving 25 years to life, convicted under the legal doctrine known as the felony murder rule.
If He Didn’t Kill Anyone, Why Is It Murder?

If He Didn’t Kill Anyone, Why Is It Murder?

Shawn Khalifa, center, with, from left, his sister, nephew and mother. Mr. Khalifa is serving 25 years to life, convicted under the legal doctrine known as the felony murder rule.
Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, outside the federal courthouse on Friday, had asked for some leniency in his sentencing during his trial this spring, saying, “I pray I will not die in prison.”
For These Australian Prisoners, a 14-Month Wait Without Being Sentenced

For These Australian Prisoners, a 14-Month Wait Without Being Sentenced

Alyson Colquitt was arrested on a drug charge in 2015 and spent more than year in custody before being convicted.
Senator Says He Has Trump’s Backing for Prison Bill Vote Late This Year

Senator Says He Has Trump’s Backing for Prison Bill Vote Late This Year

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, this month in his home state.
White Collar Watch: The Challenge of Sentencing White-Collar Criminals

White Collar Watch: The Challenge of Sentencing White-Collar Criminals

The 14-day sentence given to George Papadopoulos, a former adviser to the Trump campaign, highlights how a short sentence may not reflect the impact of a defendant’s misconduct.
He Was Governor Cuomo’s Closest Aide. Now He’s Going to Prison for 6 Years.

He Was Governor Cuomo’s Closest Aide. Now He’s Going to Prison for 6 Years.

The conviction of Joseph Percoco, center, cast an unflattering shadow over the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Justice Delayed, With a Life on the Line

Justice Delayed, With a Life on the Line

Kevin Cooper, center, after he was arrested in 1983.
The Prison ‘Old-Timers’ Who Gave Me Life

The Prison ‘Old-Timers’ Who Gave Me Life

The author, Darnell Epps. After serving 17 years in prison, he is now a full-time student at Cornell.
Dean Skelos, Ex-New York Senate Leader, Gets 4 Years and 3 Months in Prison

Dean Skelos, Ex-New York Senate Leader, Gets 4 Years and 3 Months in Prison

Dean Skelos leaving Federal District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday. Mr. Skelos had been retried on corruption charges after his earlier conviction, in 2015, was overturned.
Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump

Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump

Senator Charles E. Grassley, who helped craft the bill, would introduce the measure in days if President Trump offered his support this week.
Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump

Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump

Senator Charles E. Grassley, who helped craft the bill, would introduce the measure in days if President Trump offered his support this week.
Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws

Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws

A prison in Twin Falls, Idaho, where the inmate population is steadily increasing.
A Real Chance at Criminal Justice Reform

A Real Chance at Criminal Justice Reform

Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia at a rally for criminal justice reform in July.
Trump Embraces a Path to Ease U.S. Sentencing

Trump Embraces a Path to Ease U.S. Sentencing

A prison in Twin Falls, Idaho, where the inmate population is steadily increasing.
News Analysis: Republicans and Democrats Cannot Agree on Absolutely Anything. Except This.

News Analysis: Republicans and Democrats Cannot Agree on Absolutely Anything. Except This.

A prison hallway on Staten Island, N.Y. Reforming the criminal justice system is one of the few things that has bipartisan support.