March 1, 2013
Judge cites racial bias in the case of Albert Woodfox, who's been in solitary for more than 40 years.
January 30, 2013
The Angola 3 case may help change the arbitrary and sometimes abusive use of solitary confinement.
January 29, 2013
Supporters of one of the Angola 3 tell The Root why he might be released this time.
by Mary C. Curtis onNovember 3, 2012
High court prospects aren't on her mind now, Cali's chief lawyer told us while stumping for Obama.
April 6, 2011
It's not just fairness -- although more black men are in jail than were slaves in 1850. The cost is driving states to bankruptcy.
January 12, 2011
The president of the predominantly black Brooklyn, N.Y., college has threatened to evict a think tank dedicated to prison-reform issues. Is there room for ex-convicts on campus? Or is this all about gentrification?
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onNovember 29, 2010
Our nation's love affair with incarceration continues. In a case before the Supreme Court, California Gov. Schwarzenegger is arguing that judges have no right to tell states to reduce their prison populations.
September 17, 2009
The French wants the world to change how it measures GDP. Is their motivation rooted in them lagging behind us, or are they on to something on how we factor economic growth…and our own happiness?
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The former baseball star posted the personal information of a woman he's charged with assaulting.
By pleading the Fifth, the person at the scandal's center didn't quell the uproar.
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