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Leaving prison often hinges on completing rehabilitative programming. The pandemic caused many of these required courses to be put on hold.
Jun 29, 2021
Sterling Higgins died in a Tennessee jail in 2019 after officers pinned him to the floor. Two new medical experts’ reports describe the incident as homicide.
Mar 10, 2021
Sterling Higgins called 911 in March 2019 seeking help during a mental health crisis. Police took him to Obion County Jail, where he died after officers pinned him to a floor.
Jun 12, 2020
Attorneys say the prosecution’s theory of the murder case was ‘concocted out of whole cloth’ and based on ‘outdated racial stereotyping.’
Apr 29, 2020
A federal lawsuit alleges lack of due process in a rural Tennessee county, and reform advocates say its jail is hardly an outlier.
Mar 12, 2020
Across the country, the death penalty is in steep decline. But in September, the state’s attorney general sought execution dates for nine men, and its Supreme Court set dates for two of them.
Feb 18, 2020
The legislation also makes it illegal for many ex-offenders to be alone with their own children.
Jun 28, 2019
Vindication and compensation remain elusive for Tennessee’s wrongly convicted, in part because of the state’s parole board.
Mar 29, 2019
The Department of Justice is leaving Shelby County, but discrimination against Black children in court continues, a federal monitor says.
Feb 01, 2019
Jan 29, 2018
Mariame Kaba, Brit Schulte
Dec 06, 2017
State law makes it easier to throw Brown away than consider traumas youth face and offer them hope of rehabilitation.
Demetria D. Frank
Dec 01, 2017
“Kiss your boyfriend goodbye.”
Nov 27, 2017
Nov 03, 2017
Do these so-called “john schools” actually hurt women more than help them?
Oct 25, 2017
The price of shoplifting at Wal-Mart isn’t always low.
Sep 05, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Jul 24, 2017