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 overdue for a major overhaul. In the long-term, we need to address systemic issues of racism and classism, and tackle issues relating to police violence, cash bail, mass incarceration, crisis intervention, funding for the addicted and mentally ill, police and […]

Criminal Injustice with David. A Harris Podcast Interview

We’ve all heard about the cases of wrongfully convicted people going to prison for the crimes others committed. In some cases, DNA exonerates them and finds the person who really did it. But what about people wrongfully convicted – of crimes that never happened at all? Our guest is Jessica S. Henry, Professor at Montclair […]

The Crime Report Print Interview

Conversation with Isidoro Rodriguez of The Crime Report: Your Criminal Justice Network from the Center of Media Crime and Justice at John Jay College about my new book and criminal justice reform. Is U.S. Legal System ‘Stacked Against Poor’?, read the full transcript here.

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 tree near City Hall in Palmdale, California. With very little investigation, the local police quickly declared his death to be an apparent suicide, a response that Fuller’s family and friends flatly disputed. There was little evidence to support such a […]

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, lying prostrate on his stomach in the asphalt street, pleading for his life, calling for his mother, gasping “I can’t breathe.” All the while, Derek Chauvin, hands casually resting in his pockets, continues to deeply press his knee into Floyd’s […]

Another Innocent Man Executed?

Walter “Arkie” Barton is scheduled to be executed by the State of Missouri on Tuesday, May 19th. Missouri may well be executing an innocent man. Barton’s Five Trials and the Prosecution Unit that Led the Charge In 1991, 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler was stabbed to death at her home in a trailer park. Barton, who also […]

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

Rosa Jimenez, a mother with Stage 4 Kidney Disease, was already supposed to be released from prison after judges found compelling evidence of her innocence. But she is stuck in a cell in Texas, where her potential exposure to the coronavirus could prove fatal.  She is not alone.  Texas has been dragging its feet on […]

New Jersey’s Prisons and the Coronavirus

New Jersey just took a major step toward protecting the public from the coronavirus.  It ordered the release of nearly 1,000 low-level offenders in county jails – which represents about one-tenth of the jail population.    This makes good sense.  Jails and prisons are breeding grounds for viral diseases.  People in prison live on top […]