supreme court

Will Ginsburg Replacement Yield Pro-Gun High Court?

Should President Donald Trump be able to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat this fall, the court’s new alignment could determine that future pro-gun cases clear the hurdle that has prevented other petitions from receiving a ruling.

prison

‘The Madness of Incarceration’: The Corrosive Effect of U.S. Jails and Prisons

Anyone who has experienced the dehumanizing environment of most U.S. prisons would not be surprised by the high levels of recidivism in our corrections system, says psychiatrist Dr. Christine Montross. In a conversation with TCR about her new book, Dr. Montross argues nothing will change until we treat incarcerated people with “humanity.”

guns

Three Dozen Virginians Barred from Possesssing Guns Under ‘Red Flag’ Law

The law enacted in July allows a judge to issue a 14-day restriction on a person purchasing or possessing a firearm if there is “probable cause” to believe that person is a danger to themselves or others. Virginia is one of 19 states and the District of Columbia that have passed such laws.

police

What ‘Systemic’ Police Reform Really Means

Polls show most Americans now support solutions to the ‘broader problems’ of modern policing. A law enforcement scholar examines what a police department committed to fundamental change would look like.

Digging Our Way Out of the Hole: The Safe Alternative to Solitary

Countless prisoners are held in solitary confinement because they are believed to pose a threat to correctional management. But there are better ways to maintain order than to impose a punishment that causes deep psychological harm, writes a former inmate who spent years enduring the “madness” of administrative segregation.