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Freeze! You’re Under Examination
Making sure people get health care when they leave prison saves taxpayer money and protects public health. It may even help them stay out of prison.
Succor. Succor in the Court.
There’s a problem with problem-solving courts: Taxpayers don’t understand how well they work.
Taser’s Delirium Defense
How lawyers used junk science to explain away stun-gun deaths.
It wasn’t Toto Constant’s human rights violations in Haiti that finally landed him in prison. It was mortgage fraud in Long Island.
As Asian As They Wanna Be
Burnt out on chopsticks, gongs, and other musty ethnic clichés, the next generation of Asian American writers is giving biculturalism a confident new spin.
The Secret Life of the Avenues
That innocuous house or shop next door — why are the feds busting down its doors? Because small-time Asian brothels are proliferating in sleepy Bay Area neighborhoods like the Sunset, and what goes on inside can be an international crime.
Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed — and how to stop it.
Dancing With the Butoh Masters
From their odd sushi bar on a seedy corner of the Mission, world-famous dancers Hiroko and Koichi Tamano try to preserve a bizarre, mysterious art.
Opening Pandora's Box
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.
Weeping With the Enemy
Phyllis Rodriguez lost her son at the World Trade Center. And then she found the mother of Zacarias Moussaoui.