Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is a former staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covered criminal justice.

Not All Immigrant Labor Is Cheap Labor

There are problems with the narrative that visas are letting foreigners take Americans’ jobs at lower wages.

Declaring Addiction a Health Crisis Could Change Criminal Justice

The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.

A Digital Archive Documents Two Decades of Torture by Chicago Police

Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.

The Justice Department Corrects for a Use-of-Force Blind Spot

A new program might signal the feds’ readiness to get more involved in local policing practices.

What It Takes to Secure Clemency

Sentenced to life in prison for dealing drugs, Jason Hernandez wrote his way into a commutation from President Obama.

The Milwaukee Police Department Knows It Needs Help

Months before this weekend’s protests, the city’s mayor and police chief sought out a voluntary review from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Treating Addiction in Court

Can drug courts help users better than medical facilities?

Crime in America Is Going Down (Sort Of)

New stats on U.S. imprisonment rates suggest a complicated future for criminal-justice reform. 

Raise the Minimum Wage, Reduce Crime?

A new White House report links higher hourly incomes to lower rates of law-breaking.