Laura Dimon
Laura Dimon

Laura graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2013. She has been published in the Economist, the Atlantic, and the Daily Beast. www.lauradimon.com / @lauradimon

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May 22, 2014

7 Celebrities Share the Advice They'd Give Their 20-Year-Old Selves

PolicyMic asked Arianna Huffington, Warren Buffett and other famous names for some advice for their younger selves. Here's what they said.

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May 16, 2014

Missouri Will Execute a Man This Week – But Not if These Groups Can Help It

It's the "biggest and boldest" attempt to raise the curtain on lethal injection.
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May 15, 2014

The Disturbing Piece of Our Justice System That's Hurting Black Americans

So much for equal protection under the law.
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May 12, 2014
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May 11, 2014

It's All Riding on This Doctor to Prevent Another Botched Execution This Month

Inside the murky ethics of saving lives in the death chamber.
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May 8, 2014

A Modern Day Slave Plantation Exists, and It's Thriving in the Heart of America

Visiting this place feels like a step into the past.

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May 6, 2014

John Oliver Captures the Death Penalty's Twisted Logic Better Than Any Pundit

Nothing makes it clearer that it's time for change.
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May 1, 2014

Executioners’ Reflections Reveal a Twisted Side of the Death Penalty

There's nobody who can speak to "cruel and unusual" like death chamber guards.
April 30, 2014

What Women Have to Go Through In Prison Leaves Zero Doubt Our System Is Broken

"Men put us in prison, and keep us in prison."
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April 30, 2014

What Life Is Like For Kids in the Worst School in Chicago

It's said that the only way to get out of the Moses Montefiore Academy is in handcuffs.
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April 24, 2014

You Could Be Imprisoned Today for Something You Didn't Do and Spend 20 Years There

Only to leave with $10 and a bus ticket for your trouble.

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April 21, 2014

How a Promising Ivy League Student Ended Up a Heroin Addict and Convicted Felon

Before she was busted for carrying over $50,000 of heroin, Keri Blakinger was a talented Cornell student with a quiet suburban upbringing.
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April 18, 2014

30 States Have Changed Ridiculous Drug Laws Since 2009

It took more than 40 years, but we might finally be turning a tide on the War on Drugs.
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April 14, 2014
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April 13, 2014

15 Photos of Children Paint a Vibrant Picture of the Places Most New Yorkers Never See

These kids are clever, bold and completely endearing.
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April 11, 2014

The Collateral Catastrophe: Serving the Invisible Life Sentence

Finishing prison time is just the beginning.

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April 11, 2014

Exactly Where America's Prison System Went Wrong, in One Simple Video

"We're living inside a massive $75 billion per year failed experiment."
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April 9, 2014

NYPD Commissioner-Turned-Felon Has a Message For Us Now That He's Been to Prison

It wasn't until Bernard Kerik was suited up in a prison uniform that he realized how backwards our criminal justice system really is.
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April 7, 2014
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April 3, 2014

8 Ways We Regularly Commit Felonies Without Realizing It

It could be as simple as taking a fake sick day.