Injustice Watch and the Chicago Reader examined the origins of Illinois’s HIV transmission law, how Cook County prosecutors have leveraged it, and its impacts on people charged. The investigation is part of The Circuit, a courts data project from Injustice Watch, the BGA, and DataMade.
Across the country, juvenile offenders are being released from prison based on recognition they are not as mature as adults. In Illinois, many who commit crimes as teenagers are still likely destined to die in custody.
A Colombian former official says the U.S. promised help getting political asylum. Instead, he faces extradition without an asylum hearing.
One year after the police video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald was made public, the divide between the community and its police force remains a significant obstacle to reform. Three former officers talk about difficulties and challenges on the force.