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Waiting on the Commissary

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 12.19.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Mississippi prisons are so rife with gang violence that a federal court ruled that it's cruel and unusual punishment just to have inmates reside in th...

Dana Liebelson

Why Nobody Is Really Happy With New Guidelines For Punishing White-Collar Criminals

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal panel voted earlier this month to amend the guidelines that federal judges use when sentencing people who commit economic crim...

Why I Fear for Our English Language

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Every day, I get a text with some sort of code that I can't understand. And believe me, I try to figure it out. I make up what I think the letters stand for and then hope that I'm wrong. How dare they say that?

Putting Men First (In A Sentence) May Be On The Way Out

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

It's a small detail in a story that's not about gender: today, Times media columnist David Carr referred to Laura and Chris Amico, founders of the cri...

If You Build it, They Won't Come

Joel Judd | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.

The Book-Length Sentence In The Age Of Twitter

New York Times | ED PARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The most famous mega-sentence in literature comes at the end of the book, not the beginning. Molly Bloom's monologue from "Ulysses" (1922) --36 pages ...