Tag: Christie Thompson

Christie Thompson: How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill Prisoners

December 2013

The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.

Christie Thompson: Stick’em in Solitary

August 2013

New York has promised help for mentally ill inmates, but still sticks many in solitary confinement.

Blaire Hickman and Christie Thompson: No Paycheck, No Civil Rights

August 2013

Unpaid interns aren’t protected against sexual harassment.

Christie Thompson: California Hunger Strike Raises Issue of Force-Feeding on U.S. Soil

July 2013

California inmates may be given the same treatment as Guantanamo detainees.

Christie Thompson: The Best Stories on the Government’s Growing Surveillance

June 2013

What we know about what the government knows.

Christie Thompson: Five Ways Congress is Trying to Curb Rape in the Military

June 2013

Senators have rushed to draft legislation to hold attackers accountable and provide support for victims.

Christie Thompson: Is Obama Delivering on His Promise of a “21st Century” Approach to Drugs?

May 2013

A look at the administration’s latest approach to drugs, and what they’ve done so far.

Christie Thompson: Billions Proposed for New Border Security

April 2013

Where would the money go?

Christie Thompson: Are California Prisons Punishing Inmates Based on Race?

April 2013

Prison officials claim they need race-based methods to fight gang violence.

Christie Thompson: Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience or Cyber Crime?

January 2013

The prosecution of Bradley Manning and the death of Aaron Swartz force a rethinking of how we regulate the web.