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Apr 25, 2012 — The recent documentary Bully and a series of tragic stories have brought national attention to the issue. NPR's Michel Martin asks whether there's something important missing from the conversation: the question "why?"
Apr 19, 2012 — At No. 14, The New Jim Crow explores the effects of mass incarceration in America.
Mar 15, 2012 — Debuting at No. 11, The New Jim Crow unpacks the effects of mass African-American incarceration.
May 24, 2011 — In 1989, a white female jogger was brutally raped in New York City's Central Park. Author Sarah Burns revisits the crime — and the wrongful conviction that put five African-American teens in prison.
Apr 26, 2010 — Wilbert Rideau went to prison in 1961 at the age of 19 for killing a woman during a bungled bank robbery. Prison changed him. He became the editor of the award-winning prison magazine The Angolite and was released with time served in 2005. His new memoir, In the Place of Justice, describes his 44 years behind bars.
Nov 19, 2009 — George Washington University law professor and former prosecutor Paul Butler believes that, in order to fight for justice, Americans must sometimes fight the power of the justice system. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his new book, "Let's Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice," and his vision for justice policy.
Aug 7, 2008 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind says that the war in Iraq was based not simply on blunders but on lies. His book, The Way of the World, accuses the Bush administration of burying critical information and forging a letter that linked Iraq to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Aug 5, 2008 — In The Way of the World: A Story of Truth And Hope In An Age of Extremism, author Ron Suskind alleges that the Bush administration knew Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and eventually fabricated intelligence assets to support its case for war. The White House and the CIA deny his claims.
Apr 16, 2008 — In 2005, The New York Times published a story that exposed a secret NSA program to eavesdrop on Americans without obtaining a warrant. Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau explains how the wiretap story made it to the front page after being held for a year.
Apr 2, 2008 — In 2005, The New York Times revealed that the National Security Agency had performed wiretaps and other surveillance without court orders. It was a story the Bush administration hoped to keep under wraps, says reporter Eric Lichtblau. Lichtblau's new book is Bush's Law.