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After Reforming Criminal Justice, Alaska Has Second Thoughts

The state rolled back criminal justice reforms it had adopted only a year earlier. Other parts of the country are also reconsidering similar changes.


Maggots With a Side of Dirt? What Privatization Does to Prison Food

The meals served to prisoners have been a catalyst for riots throughout history. Prison advocates and workers say outsourcing the kitchens to companies only makes them worse.

Murder, Scandal and a State Intervention: What's Going on With Baltimore's Police Department?

Homicide rates are at an all-time high in the city, and its police department has been mired in turmoil. The state is stepping in.

It's Not Just Washington. At Least 3 Other States Share Drivers' Immigration Info With ICE.

After learning about this information exchange last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a vocal critic of Trump's immigration policies, quickly restricted it.