Maura Ewing

Maura Ewing is a writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

New York City May Stop Arresting Turnstile Jumpers

The practice of cracking down on subway fare evaders has its roots in “broken windows”-style policing.

A man walks past glass windows which say "Office of the District Attorney"

The Watchdog Inside the DA's Office

In Philadelphia and other cities, prosecutors have formed “conviction review units”—special teams that reinvestigate cases they may have gotten wrong.

Activists protest the criminal-justice system in Philadelphia

Can Philadelphia's Next District Attorney Follow Through on Reform?

The seven Democratic candidates competing in Tuesday’s primary have big goals for the city’s justice system. But there’s no telling if they’ll be able to succeed where others have failed.