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The Argument: How to Fix the Criminal Justice System

The Argument: How to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Inmates at the California Institution for Men, a state prison in Chino, in 2007.
California Has a Moratorium on Executions. Prosecutors Want New Death Sentences Anyway.

California Has a Moratorium on Executions. Prosecutors Want New Death Sentences Anyway.

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said his administration was considering several new steps to dismantle the state’s capital punishment system.
Why the Golden State Killer May Keep California’s Death Penalty Alive

Why the Golden State Killer May Keep California’s Death Penalty Alive

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said his administration was considering several new steps to dismantle the state’s capital punishment system.
Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before

Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before

Senators Richard J. Durbin, Charles E. Grassley, Cory Booker and Mike Lee after passage of the bipartisan criminal justice bill in December.
Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before

Left and Right Agree on Criminal Justice: They Were Both Wrong Before

Senators Richard J. Durbin, Charles E. Grassley, Cory Booker and Mike Lee after passage of the bipartisan criminal justice bill in December.
California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagreed.

California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagreed.

After nine years in jail awaiting trial, Neko Wilson was released when California changed its murder laws last fall.
California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagreed.

California Law Says He Isn’t a Murderer. Prosecutors Disagreed.

After nine years in jail awaiting trial, Neko Wilson was released when California changed its murder laws last fall.
Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

Ronald DeRisi, 75, of Long Island, left expletive-laden voice mail messages at the offices of two senators and threatened to assault and shoot them.
Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

Ronald DeRisi, 75, of Long Island, left expletive-laden voice mail messages at the offices of two senators and threatened to assault and shoot them.
When We Kill

When We Kill

Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong.

Man Gets 9 Years in Prison After Nuclear Bunker Project Ends in Worker’s Fiery Death

A judge gave Daniel Beckwitt a relatively short sentence for second-degree murder, but told him his “intellectual arrogance” had led to the tragedy.

Man Gets 9 Years in Prison After Nuclear Bunker Project Ends in Worker’s Fiery Death

A judge gave Daniel Beckwitt a relatively short sentence for second-degree murder, but told him his “intellectual arrogance” had led to the tragedy.
Man Who Threw Milkshake at Nigel Farage Must Pay Him £350

Man Who Threw Milkshake at Nigel Farage Must Pay Him £350

Paul Crowther was sentenced in court after pleading guilty to assault for dousing the Brexit Party leader during a European Parliament elections campaign event.
Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Mr. Booker’s proposal, announced a week before the first 2020 primary debate, would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War.
Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Cory Booker Proposes Clemency for Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Mr. Booker’s proposal, announced a week before the first 2020 primary debate, would be the broadest clemency initiative since the Civil War.
Spanish Court Sentences Pamplona ‘Wolf Pack’ to 15 Years for Rape

Spanish Court Sentences Pamplona ‘Wolf Pack’ to 15 Years for Rape

The decision overruled the verdicts of lower courts that had found the men guilty of a lesser charge. That initial ruling led to mass protests.
Joe Biden on Crime and Mass Incarceration

Joe Biden on Crime and Mass Incarceration

During the ’80s and ’90s, Mr. Biden helped shepherd a string of bills that transformed the criminal justice system — and, experts say, hurt America’s black communities.
Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt

Digital Jail: How Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants Into Debt

Ankle bracelets are promoted as a humane alternative to jail. But private companies charge defendants hundreds of dollars a month to wear the surveillance devices. If people can’t pay, they may end up
Elite Kid Justice: Are Privileged Teenagers More Likely to Get a Slap on the Wrist?

Elite Kid Justice: Are Privileged Teenagers More Likely to Get a Slap on the Wrist?

A Stanford swimmer convicted of sex assault. An elite student involved in “senior salute.” A claim of “affluenza.” The infuriating yet familiar cases setting off anger at the criminal justice system.
De Blasio Doesn’t Get It. Not Everyone Who Carries a Gun Is a Shooter.

De Blasio Doesn’t Get It. Not Everyone Who Carries a Gun Is a Shooter.

A model Brooklyn program to keep young people out of jail runs afoul of the mayor and the police.