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Jessica Schulberg


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Florida Executes Man Used As ‘Political Pawn’ By Ron DeSantis

"I know I hurt people when I was young. I really messed up," said Donald Dillbeck, who was sentenced to death by a non-unanimous jury. "But I know Ron DeSantis has done a lot worse." → Read More

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Commutes State's Death Sentences

The 17 people previously on death row will instead get life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. → Read More

The GOP Predicted Fearmongering On Crime Would Lead To A 'Red Wave.' It Didn’t Work.

Throughout the country, reformist candidates who were attacked as weak on crime won their elections Tuesday. → Read More

Abortion Is On The Ballot In This Critical Arizona Prosecutor Race

The prosecutor who interrogated Christine Blasey Ford on behalf of Senate Republicans is facing a key election. → Read More

Some Prosecutors Say They Won’t Enforce Their States’ Abortion Bans

“Criminalizing and prosecuting individuals who seek or provide abortion care makes a mockery of justice; prosecutors should not be part of that,” dozens said. → Read More

Republicans Falsely Accuse Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Of Going Easy On Sex Offenders

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on cases involving sex offenses is backed by research well within the mainstream. → Read More

Louisiana State Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Give ‘10/6 Lifers’ A Chance To Leave Prison

Many people are trapped in lifelong prison sentences after initially being promised a chance at release after 10 years and 6 months. → Read More

When A Prison Sentence Of 10 Years And 6 Months Turns Into Forever

Life sentences in Louisiana used to come with the opportunity of early release for good behavior. When the rules changed, these people were left behind in Angola and forgotten for decades. → Read More

Oklahoma Is Trying To Resume Executions With The Same Drugs Used In Botched 2014 Killing

The men Oklahoma is trying to kill are part of an ongoing lawsuit over whether the state’s lethal injection protocol constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. → Read More

House Votes Down Amendment To Limit Transfer Of Military Equipment To Police

The vote capped a week of lawmakers’ stunning failure to address police brutality. → Read More

Delta Is Coming For Jails And Prisons, And The System Isn’t Ready To Protect The Incarcerated

After thousands of COVID-19 deaths, most prisons and jails are still too crowded for social distancing and staff aren’t required to get vaccinated. → Read More

3 Former Cops Charged In Wrongful Conviction That Sent A Man To Prison For 25 Years

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a leader of the progressive prosecutor movement, has made reviewing wrongful convictions a key part of his ... → Read More

The Democratic Senate Majority Could Hinge On California's Governor Recall

Unusual election rules could give a Republican governor elected with relatively few votes the power to replace the oldest member of a narrowly divided Se... → Read More

Abdul Latif Nasser Released From Guantanamo After 19 Years Of Detention Without Charge

Nasser, who went home to Morocco, is the first detainee to be released from Guantanamo under President Joe Biden. → Read More

Men At Gitmo Have Been Cleared For Release For Years. Why Hasn’t Biden Let Them Out?

Joe Biden says he wants to close Guantanamo, but six months into his presidency, he hasn't released any of the 11 men approved for transfer to another co... → Read More

Alabama Is Preparing To Execute People With Lethal Gas, As States Scramble To Find New Ways To Kill People

Facing lethal injection shortages, states are turning to untested ways to kill people on death row. → Read More

Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak

At 15, he shot and killed his parents, two classmates at his school, and wounded 25 others. He’s been used as the reason to lock kids up for life ever... → Read More

Nevada Democrats Squander Opportunity To End Death Penalty

After a death penalty abolition bill cleared the state Assembly, Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak indicated he would not support it. → Read More

SCOTUS Guts Protections Against Sentencing Kids To Die In Prison

The court’s conservatives said there is no need to prove a minor who commits murder is “permanently incorrigible” in order to sentence them to life in pr... → Read More

Derek Chauvin Was Convicted Of Murder. Most Cops Who Kill Go Unpunished.

Police kill around 1,000 people every year. A small fraction are arrested, and even fewer are actually convicted. → Read More