by Caroline Cox
At Jacobin, Alex Elkins investigates the origins of racist policing practices such as stop-and-frisk in urban America.
Andrew Cohen writes at The Marshall Project that a new project shows that cost of holding elderly prisoners is incredibly high.
Thom Hartmann takes a look at how the privatization of prisons contributed to mass incarceration at Salon.
At Vox, Ezra Klein considers how the United States is failing to support mothers on a variety of issues.
Peter Beinhart argues in The Atlantic that reporters should hold major political donors to the same level scrutiny as the candidates.