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.
Crime and punishment, from the street to the courtroom and prisons
Wyoming locks up kids at the highest rate in the nation. A mother tells the story of how her daughter’s fight snowballed into incarceration and tragedy.
Pardon me, President Trump
Boxer Charles “Duke” Tanner, among the few to receive clemency from President Donald Trump, returns to his hometown after spending 16 years in prison.
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All the president’s pardons
Under President Donald Trump, the pardon system has completely broken down.
Federal prosecutors hold protesters for months pretrial
Dozens of protesters who took part in the uprisings after George Floyd’s murder have faced prolonged detention despite COVID-19 outbreaks.
Stopping a movement
Millions of Americans have protested racism and police brutality. The federal government cracked down, filing charges against protesters in 31 states.
As Americans take to the streets, we hear from the person prosecuting the police officers and remember the history of policing in black communities.
Keith Ellison talks about police power, protest and George Floyd murder prosecutions
Minnesota’s attorney general came of age as an anti-police-violence activist. Now he’ll prosecute one of the most important police murder cases ever.
When Tasers fail
In police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.
Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked.