A murder conviction sent Myon Burrell to prison for life when he was a teenager. An investigative reporter dug into what seemed a hopeless case. What she found helped free him.
Under President Donald Trump, the pardon system has completely broken down.
The number of women in U.S. prisons has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for nearly all of that time, Oklahoma has led the nation.
“All we’re doing is keeping those beds in cells warm for their kids,” says the state prison director. These women “need help. They don’t need prison.”
Oklahoma incarcerates 151 out of every 100,000 women, often given harsh sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.
Journalist Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Tehran, Iran, for more than 17 months. The Iranian authorities responsible need to know that many of us think about Rezaian and consider their actions cruel and unjust.