Montaigne Medal award for “most thought-provoking” book
Foreword INDIES 2020 Book of the Year Award (Silver, Political & Social Sciences)
First Horizon Award for “superior writing” by a “debut author”
Paperback coming october 4th!


A One-Two Punch for Juveniles

April brought a one-two punch for juveniles. Punch One: Jones v. Mississippi (April 2021) For …

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Now That the Chauvin Verdict is in, Let’s Talk About How We Change Policing

The conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd marks a significant victory …

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Even the Sentencing Judge Now Agrees that Bobby Bostic Should Not Die in Prison.

Bobby Bostic was only sixteen-years-old when he was sentenced to 241 years in prison after …

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Top Ten Criminal Justice Reform Wishlist for 2021

For the past seven years, I have written a year-end “wish list” of criminal justice …

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Lisa Montgomery is Set to Die, While Her Lawyers Battle the Coronavirus They Caught While Visiting Her

EDITED (11/20/20): A federal judge temporarily delayed the December 8th execution of Lisa Montgomery, so …

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Criminal Justice Reform Is a Winner

While we wait for final confirmation that Joe Biden won the presidency, one thing is …

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5 Steps You Can Take Before the Election to Promote Criminal Justice Reform

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THESE 5 STEPS The criminal justice system is …

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The Crime Report Print Interview

Conversation with Isidoro Rodriguez of The Crime Report: Your Criminal Justice Network from the Center …

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The Death Penalty Is Racist: Now Is the Perfect Time to Abolish It Once and For All

Julius Jones has spent the last 20 years on Oklahoma’s death row for a murder …

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Two Suspicious Deaths by Hangings of Black Men in California

Robert Fuller, a twenty-four-year old black man, was found on June 10th, hanging from a …

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Don’t Forget the Prosecutors in Talking About Police Reform

Millions of Americans have now watched the stomach-turning scene over and over: George Floyd handcuffed, …

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Another Innocent Man Executed?

Walter “Arkie” Barton is scheduled to be executed by the State of Missouri on Tuesday, …

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Binge Watching? What “How to Fix a Drug Scandal” Teaches Us About Criminal Justice Reform

The criminal justice system abounds with inequities. Today’s news headlines are full of stories about …

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Texas, the Coronavirus, Wrongful Convictions, and Prisons (Austin Statesman)

Rosa Jimenez, a mother with Stage 4 Kidney Disease, was already supposed to be released …

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New Jersey’s Prisons and the Coronavirus

New Jersey just took a major step toward protecting the public from the coronavirus.  It …

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The Death Penalty Lottery

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis has announced he will sign a state bill to abolish capital …

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