Matt Stroud is a for­mer Inno­cence Net­work inves­ti­ga­tor who now cov­ers the U.S. legal sys­tem, in all its glo­ry and ugli­ness, as a free­lance jour­nal­ist. Fol­low him on Twit­ter @ssttrroouudd. Email him at stroudjournalism<at>gmail.com.
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‘An unprincipled fortress on a hill’: ACLU on why WWII internment camps are still relevant today
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Study: DNA exonerations declined in 2013, while non-DNA exonerations rose sharply
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‘Lives lived behind bars are too often invisible’: Pete Brook’s ‘Prison Photography’ on display
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After protesting solitary confinement—from solitary confinement—prisoners back in court
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Study funded by private prison dollars praises private prisons; no comment, says public university
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Cost of prison phone calls is mercifully on the decline, but there a loophole—video calls
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Decision to abandon private prison company a welcomed, ‘profound about-face’ from Idaho governor
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New Wall Street ‘social-impact bond’ places bets on prisoner recidivism, job training
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With a 47 year sentence for marijuana distribution, Weldon Angelos deserves a commutation
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Could a recent Supreme Court decision give juvenile lifers a second chance?
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30 years in ‘the hole’: Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, 70, remains in solitary confinement despite pleas
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Heat levels on Angola death row amount to ‘cruel and unusual punishment,’ judge rules
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What Do TV and Movies Get Right and Wrong About Prisons? – Volume II, ‘The Great Hollywood Con
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What Do TV and Movies Get Right and Wrong About Prisons?
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Groups offer a solution for the high cost of private prison phone calls
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In upcoming San Francisco jail sex-bias case, deputies argue men must help to guard womens’ jail
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‘Finally out and among the living,’ Colo. prisoner re-emerges after 10 years in solitary
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Ten years in, Prison Rape Elimination Act standards finally go into effect
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Weekend read: G4S claims it’s ‘securing your world’—but does your world need securing by G4S?
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A decent proposal: to reduce recidivism, more prisons should allow conjugal visits
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Private prisons thrive despite repeated failures to justify a costly, dangerous industry
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Controversy over U.S. lethal injections sparks interest in France’s last execution—in 1977
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Did Private Prison Medics Let A Woman Die To Save Cash? Judge Rules Pa. Lawsuit Will Go Forward
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Southern Discomfort: Notoriously Conservative Alabama Revises Harsh Sentencing; Florida Doubles Down
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No Compensation: Wrongfully Convicted Man Can’t Sue Police Who Helped To Put Him Behind Bars
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On Government Prison Contracts To Buy And Sell Human Beings: 2013 Edition
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‘We cannot afford to stay on our current path’: Senate Begins Debate Over Mandatory Minimums
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Idaho Judge Holds Private Prison Company CCA In Contempt For Deliberately Understaffing Prisons
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‘Sham or mere pretext’: Kansas sex offenders locked up ‘till death, even without a life sentence
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In Failed Extradition Attempt, A European Rebuke Of Solitary Confinement And U.S. ‘Supermax’ Prisons
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One in 27 Texas Adults Ensnared By The State’s Justice System; Even Prison COs Are Crying Foul
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UPDATED: Calif. Gov. Proposes Prison Expansion, Privatization To Avoid Prisoner Early Release
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Introducing The Prison Complex: Your Source for Tracking the United States’ Incarceration Epidemic