From sheriffs to bail to marijuana, and more—here’s what you need to know.
Daniel Nichanian Nov 05, 2018
Republican misdemeanor judges in Houston have clung to an unconstitutional bail system. But their intransigence could cost them their seats.
Maura Ewing Nov 04, 2018
Judges are still setting bail at unaffordable levels, and more people are being held without bond.
Bryce Covert Oct 05, 2018
District attorneys’ comments belie the true purpose of bail in New York and ignore the safety risks of jail itself.
John Pfaff Oct 02, 2018
The passage of Senate Bill 10 would decimate the bail industry, but many advocates say it falls short of true reform.
Max Rivlin-Nadler Aug 22, 2018
Josie and Clint talk with the artist about criminal justice reform and his #FREEAMERICA campaign.
The criminal court was funneling millions of dollars a year from poor communities.
Bryce Covert Aug 13, 2018
An email obtained by The Appeal shows Kim Ogg's office is intentionally asking for unaffordable bail amounts to hold certain people in jail in Texas.
Alex Hannaford Aug 09, 2018
Taking electronic monitoring to the next level.
Kira Lerner Aug 07, 2018
And padding city and state coffers with millions of dollars.
Maura Ewing Aug 03, 2018
With journalist Bryce Covert.
Adam H. Johnson Jul 26, 2018
Introducing a new podcast from The Appeal, featuring Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith III.
EXCLUSIVE: Documents Reveal Bronx DA’s Office Is Still Withholding Key Evidence In Prosecution of Bronx Teen
Pedro Hernandez’s case has inspired calls for reform, but he’s still being targeted for an alleged cell phone theft.
Prosecutors and judges across the country are starting to feel eyes on them.
Bryce Covert Jul 16, 2018
In overdose-wracked Franklin County, Pennsylvania, a small-time dealer is denied bail, while the number of drug induced homicide cases has skyrocketed.
Joshua Vaughn Jul 09, 2018
Across the state, most incumbents successfully fended off progressive challengers during the June 5 primary.
Max Rivlin-Nadler Jun 06, 2018
A new app seeks to liberate people from more than “liberal malaise.”
Rebecca McCray Nov 15, 2017
Jail isn’t the “appropriate place” for all that get arrested, he says
Larry Hannan Nov 10, 2017
A local solution to a national problem.
Carimah Townes Oct 13, 2017