A look back at The Intercept’s must-read justice stories from 2019.
Illustration: Karolis Strautniekas for The Intercept
The Intercept set out to compile a comprehensive dataset on everyone sentenced to die in active death penalty jurisdictions since 1976. Our findings show that capital punishment remains as “arbitrary and capricious” as ever.
By Liliana Segura, Jordan Smith
Still from "Reproductive Rights Roadtrip"
Across the United States, millions of women live with a legal right to abortion but without meaningful access to exercise that right.
By Jordan Smith, Video by Maisie Crow and Lauren Feeney
Illustration: Zoë van Dijk for The Intercept
On Wall Street, most men accused of sexual harassment continue to pursue their careers — even after paying large judgments.
By Susan Antilla
Photo: Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP
As Texas forges ahead with execution plans, three more witnesses come forward with explosive accounts.
By Jordan Smith
Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Trump’s opponents have condemned his plan to restart federal executions. But it’s only recently that the Democrats turned away from capital punishment.
By Liliana Segura
Photo Illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept
In some units where incarcerated people protested, the toilets were shut off — leaving them sleeping next to their own feces.
By Emma Whitford, Nick Pinto
Photo: Caitlin O’Hara for The Intercept
The VA is unable to conduct adequate oversight of its 4,200 police officers. Veterans across the country pay the price — sometimes with their lives.
By Jasper Craven
Still from "Trouble Finds You"
The prosecution of the Bronx 120 raises serious questions about due process and the abuse of federal conspiracy charges.
By Alice Speri, Video by Stephanie Tangkilisan