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Bail Reform Has Not Unleashed Violent Crime Nov. 22, 2020

Steve Chapman

The book of Ecclesiastes advises that the Almighty sends rain to fall on both the just and the unjus... Read More

Trump's Vague Commitment to Criminal Justice Reform: The President's Daughter Says 'We're Just Getting Started,' but His Campaign Has Not Offered Any Details Sep. 02, 2020

Jacob Sullum

Alice Johnson's appearance at the Republican National Convention last week was a rebuke to Democrati... Read More

I Don't Want Our Father To Return in December Aug. 14, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My daddy was a very bad guy for most of his life. My mom, my younger sister and I were ... Read More

Time Well Spent in London's Clink Prison May. 10, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Sharon Whitley Larsen "What did you do in London?" several friends inquired about my trip there. ... Read More

Prisoners Need COVID-19 Protection, Too Apr. 18, 2020

Diane Dimond

These days, we are all worried about those most susceptible to the ravages of the COVID-19 virus ... Read More

'Boring' Home Confinement Can Lead to Trouble Apr. 04, 2020

Diane Dimond

I got a letter recently that made me wonder what Americans are doing to pass the time during the cur... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Jan. 19, 2020

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Licensed to Fail Jan. 15, 2020

John Stossel

People who want to work should be allowed to work. That includes people who once went to jail. With... Read More

The 'Prison Groupie' Syndrome Nov. 16, 2019

Diane Dimond

Here's a word from the field of crime I'm betting you've never heard before: hybristophilia. It's pr... Read More

Harris Shuns Like-Minded Crowd Because of Trump Nov. 03, 2019

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — Maybe because she's from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes sh... Read More

If You Share Your DNA, Should You Expect Privacy? Oct. 19, 2019

Diane Dimond

Imagine a day when hardly anyone is able to get away with murder. Think about that. If there were a ... Read More

Look to Norway for True Prison Reforms Oct. 16, 2019

Daily Editorials

There are better ways to punish those who break society's laws. There are better ways to correct tho... Read More

A License for Outrageous Police Conduct: Qualified Immunity Protects Cops From Liability for Actions That Would Land Ordinary People in Jail Sep. 25, 2019

Jacob Sullum

When a police officer illegally arrests a photographer for taking pictures, can the officer be sued ... Read More

Move On Jun. 04, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My guy and I have been engaged for three months, and we were planning to be married thi... Read More

The Staggering Costs of Imprisonment in the US May. 25, 2019

Diane Dimond

Guess how much our nation's system of mass incarceration costs each year? I'm talking about the taxp... Read More

Transparency Bill Helps Public and the Cops Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Transparency in government provides a major distinction between a free society and one in which auth... Read More

Short Takes on Charity, Kindness, Meanness and the Weirdness of R. Kelly Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Keeping Josiah on the Move The thief who made off with a 3-year-old's prosthetic leg deserves all th... Read More

Missouri Could Soon Shut Down Its System of De Facto Debtors' Prisons Mar. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Missouri House this week gave near-unanimous approval to a measure that would stop local court s... Read More

Protecting Juvenile Offenders' Right to Legal Representation Mar. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

An all too common tragedy occurs in juvenile justice when young people accused of crimes are pressur... Read More

Relief for Victims of Pot Prohibition: Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act Highlights Moral Imperative of Automatic Expungement Mar. 06, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which he reintroduced last week, would rehabilitate the much-ma... Read More