Woody Allen Is Not a Monster. He Is a Person. Like My Father.

William Warwick · 02/07/14 04:15PM

Last week, an impassioned letter from a sexual abuse survivor surfaced online. Its author had been at the center a scandal that attracted national media attention. The letter's vulnerability, and its bravery, gave me chills.

America Is Gradually Becoming Less Bloodthirsty

Hamilton Nolan · 12/19/13 11:29AM

America's embrace of the death penalty makes us a gross anomaly in the developed world. The good news is that we seem to be growing less and less fond of it. The newest numbers are (relatively) encouraging.

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 11/28/13 12:05PM

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has backed away from the reintroduction of stoning as a punishment for adultery.

Hamilton Nolan · 11/15/13 09:22AM

China is abolishing its forced labor camps, and the NYC Housing Authority is making it easier for people with criminal records to live in public housing. It's a good day to be a (former) prisoner (relatively speaking).

What It Is Like to Spend 25 Years in Solitary Confinement

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/13 01:21PM

In February of 1987, deputies were transporting inmate William R. Blake to court in Dewitt, New York, to face drug and robbery charges. Blake grabbed a deputy's gun and shot two officers, killing one. He was apprehended immediately. For the past 25 years, Blake has been in solitary confinement in a prison in upstate New York. He will not leave prison alive.

Bernard Kerik Reports to Federal Prison Today

Jeff Neumann · 05/17/10 07:44AM

Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik is headed to a federal prison in Maryland today to serve a four year sentence for lying to Bush administration officials and tax fraud. He blogged his last night of freedom.