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"Report Compares Texas’ Solitary Confinement Policies to Torture," by Jacey Fortin, The New York Times, April 26, 2017.

"Why Doesn’t the Hippocratic Oath Apply to the Nation’s Prisons?," by Jeremiah Bourgeois, The Crime Report, April 25, 2017.

"Interesting final phrase in Justice Breyer's latest pitch for SCOTUS to consider whether whether capital punishment is now unconstitutional," by Douglas A. Berman, Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 24, 2017.

"Despite Supreme Court rulings, parole opportunities for juveniles convicted of murder in Louisiana uncommon," by Bryn Stole, The Advocate, April 23, 2017.

"In Jail, Pads and Tampons as Bargaining Chips," by Zoe Greenberg, The New York Times, April 20, 2017.

"Opinion: Fresno killings and the issues around hate crimes," by Danny Cevallos, CNN, April 20, 2017.

"Louisiana Man Who Spent Three Years on Death Row Has Murder Charge Dismissed," by Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times, April 20, 2017.

"I Paid for a Fancy Jail. The Alternative Was Terrifying.," by Luicci Nader, The Marshall Project and VICE, April 20, 2017.

"Prisons And Jails Are Forcing Inmates To Pay A Small Fortune Just To See A Doctor," by Nick Wing, The Huffington Post, April 19, 2017.

"Cruel & Ineffective: Ending Solitary Confinement," 1A, NPR, April 18, 2017.

"Why federal judge Kevin Sharp left the bench in Nashville," by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean, April 17, 2017.

"Should NC sex offenders pay to be on registry?," by Tim Buckland, StarNews (NC), April 17, 2017.

"Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years," by Alexandra Arriaga and Dee J. Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, April 17, 2017.

"Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions," by Mark Berman, The Washington Post, April 15, 2017.

"How One Inmate Changed The Prison System From The Inside," by Joseph Shapiro, Code Switch, NPR, April 14, 2017.

"Man, 36, sentenced to 100 years for child porn conviction," by Jared Keever, The St. Augustine Record, April 13, 2017.

"After racial bias ruling, death row inmate to get new sentence," by Chuck Lindell, April 13, 2017.

"Jailed while pregnant: A woman claims guards ignored her pleas and killed her unborn baby," by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post, April 13, 2017.

"Detained Immigrants May Face Harsher Conditions Under Trump," by Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times, April 13, 2017.

"Amid legal battle, Alabama sheriff wants judge to let her keep unspent jail food funds," by Ashley Remkus,, April 12, 2017.

"As Louisiana eyes criminal justice reform, battle lines drawn over growing number of long-serving inmates," by Bryn Stole and John Simerman, April 11, 2017.

"Opinion: The power of the pen inside American prisons is often underestimated," by Bianca Clark, The Hill, April 6, 2017.

"Adam Hall Tried to Kill Himself in Prison. And Got Six More Years," by James Ridgeway and Katie Rose Quandt, The Village Voice, April 5, 2017.

"Opinion analysis: Justices make statutory sentencing issue look simple," by Douglas Berman, SCOTUSblog, April 4, 2017.

"Supreme Court unanimously rules for defendant and district court sentencing discretion in Dean," by Douglas A. Berman, Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 3, 2017.

"She voted illegally. But was the punishment too harsh?," by Robert Samuels, The Washington Post, April 3, 2017.

"Brutal Force at Rikers Island Continues at an ‘Alarming Rate,’ Report Says," by Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, April 3, 2017.

"No License Plates Here: Using Art to Transcend Prison Walls," by Patricia Leigh Brown, The New York Times, April 2, 2017.

"Is Plea Bargaining Color Blind?," by TCR Staff, The Crime Report, March 31, 2017.

"Editorial: After Murder, a Second Chance," by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, March 31, 2017.

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