by Jim Thompson
In The New York Times, Nick Pinto examines the “bail trap” that exists in our nation’s prison system, an outdated mechanism that excessively burdens low-income individuals.
Michael E. Miller at The Washington Post writes about the increased rate of violent crimes against transgender Americans despite gains in visibility.
In The Hartford Courant, Edmund H. Mahony and Matthew Kauffman report that the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
Kathy Pezdek at The Marshall Project argues that police officers should not be able to view video footage of their arrests prior to being questioned about an event.