When You're in Prison No One Prepares You for Coming Home

In my memories of prison, there are no colors. It was a dark, cold, and gray place. Incarceration, for me, was defined by deprivation — not just deprivation of freedom, opportunity, and safety, but deprivation of the senses.

February 9, 2018

Lavette’s Choice

Thirty seconds. That’s how long it took for a Cook County judge to eyeball the silenced woman standing before him and set the price of her freedom.

February 8, 2018

A Longer Than Life Sentence

At sentencing, they kind of saved me for last. I had just turned 21. It was 1998. I remember the judge saying, “Jason, I’ve thought about this all week.

February 7, 2018

The People V. Donald Trump

One year later, judges have repeatedly ruled against the Trump administration's attempts to circumvent the Constitution.

January 30, 2018

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