Interrogating Justice and How to Justice are two parts of the same organization. How to Justice aims to make the justice system easier to understand through its Justice System User Manual and easier to use through its Resources Directory. Interrogating Justice aims to help more Americans understand how the justice system is falling short through legal analyses and investigative reporting by attorneys, advocates and allies.

A bill in Massachusetts would allow prisoners to earn time off their sentence by donating bone marrow or an organ. It's kind of gross.

Want an Early Release in Massachusetts? One Organ Please.

A bill in Massachusetts would allow prisoners to earn time off their sentence by donating bone marrow or an organ. It’s kind of gross.

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The Heartbreaking Mistake of Believing in the Justice System

A federal prisoner wrote a letter to a judge to “keep [the judge] posted on [his] progress in prison. The judge’s response? Motion denied.

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Did Texas Really Jail A Journalist For Asking Questions? Pretty Much.

You might have saw this headline: “She Was Jailed for Basic Journalism.A Federal Court Isn’t Sure if That’s Unconstitutional.” It’s true.

The majority of wrongful convictions are the product of prosecutorial misconduct. Yet prosecutors almost never face accountability. Why?

With Prosecutorial Misconduct, No Bad Deed Goes Punished

The majority of wrongful convictions are the product of prosecutorial misconduct. Yet prosecutors almost never face accountability. Why?

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The U.S. Constitution guarantees everyone the right to a fair trial and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. But these constitutional rights are meaningless if prosecutors, judges and prisons aren’t held accountable for wrongdoing.

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With 25% of the world’s prison population, the U.S. has one of the world’s worst mass-incarceration problems. There are many ways to end mass incarceration. But taking steps to end the unfair sentencing practices that created the problem is crucial.

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More than half a million people are released from prison every year. But three-quarters of them end up back in prison. Ending this cycle means creating and supporting in-prison programs that focus on the skills necessary for a successful reentry.

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“EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.” That phrase is engraved above the front entrance to the United States Supreme Court. But the concept is often missing from U.S. criminal justice system. Equal access to justice is essential to a fair and just legal system.

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Interrogating Justice seeks to shed light on the obstacles preventing our justice system from being just. Our team of attorneys, advocates and allies reflect those values.