The state of Washington is expecting to generate more than $2 billion every five years from taxation of legal marijuana sales to adults. And that's not counting the savings from no longer arresting people for possession.
One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
What San Francisco schools are learning from their experiments with alternatives to punitive punishments.
The EU makes a bold move towards the abolition of executions everywhere.
More than 70 percent of incarcerated kids are minorities. This advocate wanted to find out why.
The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.
Use the Innocence Project’s interactive resources to understand the causes of wrongful convictions and exonerations, and see how your school's cafeteria food measures up to prison food with this tell-it-like-it is infographic.
Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must be brought to an end.
In two weeks, Georgia plans to execute a man whose guilt is in doubt, but there is still hope for clemency.
In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they’re released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?