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"New Plan to Shrink Rikers Island Population: Tackle Court Delays," by Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, April 13, 2015.

"Editorial: The federal government needs a solitary confinement overhaul," The Washington Post, April 12, 2015.

"For Mentally Ill Inmates at Rikers Island, a Cycle of Jail and Hospitals," by Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, April 10, 2015.

"US Sentencing Commission votes to amend fraud guidelines (but not really 'fix' that much)," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 9, 2015.

"Georgia Says It Will Allow Hormones for Transgender Inmates," by Deborah Sontag, The New York Times, April 9, 2015.

"Va. prosecutor: Innocent man faces life behind bars unless McAuliffe pardons," by Spencer S. Hsu and Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post, April 7, 2015.

"Let Prisoners Take College Courses," by John J. Lennon, The New York Times, April 4, 2015.

"Where Rape Goes Unnoticed," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, April 4, 2015.

"Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatment Lawsuit Gets Justice Dept. Backing," by Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, April 3, 2015.

"Judge Defends Telling Jury of Mandatory Sentence," by Greg Land, Daily Report, March 27, 2015.

"The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison," by Jessica Benko, The New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2015.

"Prison Planet," by Jessica Benko, The New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2015.

"Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison," by Mark Binelli, The New York Times, March 26, 2015.

"Deputies Said to Taunt Prisoners," by Liam Stack, The New York Times, March 26, 2015.

"Two Supreme Court Justices Say Criminal-Justice System Isn’t Working," by Jess Bravin, The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2015.

"I teach philosophy at Columbia. But some of my best students are inmates.," by Christia Mercer, The Washington Post, March 24, 2015.

"In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons," by Brian Mann, NPR, March 22, 2015.

"Florida: Life Sentences for Juveniles Thrown Out," Associated Press, March 19, 2015.

"Attica Reads About Attica," by Tom Robbins, The Marshall Project, March 19, 2015.

"Chief justice: Prosecutors 'hold the cards' on sentencing," by Gintautas Dumcius, WWLP, March 16, 2015.

"Should a Criminal Record Be a Life Sentence to Poverty?," by Rebecca Vallas, The Nation, March 13, 2015.

"Oklahoma House passes bills to give judges more discretion in sentencing," by Rick Green, The Oklahoman, March 11, 2015.

"New Guidelines Set Forth Standard in Representing Children Facing Life Sentences," NACDL News Release, March 11, 2015.

"Solitary confinement doesn’t violate death-row rights, appeals court says," by Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post, March 10, 2015.

"UN expert slams US as only nation to imprison kids for life without parole," by Natasja Sheriff, Al Jazeera America, March 9, 2015.

"How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent," by Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project, March 4, 2015.

"The 17-Year-Old Adults," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, March 3, 2015.

"US Sentencing Commission releases report on LWOP sentences in federal system," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, February 26, 2015.

"Out of Prison, and Staying Out, After 3rd Strike in California," by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times, February 26, 2015.

"A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration," by Irvin Weathersby Jr., The Atlantic, February 26, 2015.

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