Alabama Inmate Hopes to Dodge Death for an Eighth Time

By ALAN BLINDER May 24, 2017 Tommy Arthur, who was first sentenced to death in 1983, has long imagined what could be his end: time in a so-called death cell, a choice of a last meal, the final telephone calls and then a lethal injection. That end could come...

Lock ’Em Up? Prosecutors Who Say ‘Not So Fast’ Face a Backlash

By FRANCES ROBLES March 30, 2017 ORLANDO, Fla. — In Tampa, the top prosecutor says too many children are charged as adults. In Houston, the district attorney will no longer press charges in low-level marijuana cases. And in Chicago, prosecutors will no...