Interrogating Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Our team of attorneys, advocates and allies take on some of the biggest legal, social and ethical justice-reform issues today. Our goal is simple: help shed light on the obstacles preventing our justice system from being just.

The Roughest Ride of Your Life: A Tortuous Story of Custodial Transport

For me, the 45 minutes I spent in custodial transport from the courthouse to the prison was the roughest ride of my life.

The Unexpected Impact of Dobbs on Criminal Justice: Part I

The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade in Dobbs had a huge impact, which is likely to extend to the criminal justice system.

Some Judges Still Think FSA Time Credits Are Optional

The DOJ, BOP, and many federal judges have made progress on implementing FSA Time Credits. But some judges are going the opposite direction.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Why People Root For The Criminal Justice System

In the United States, Americans tend to root for the criminal justice system regardless of how many mistakes it makes.

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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.