Bars and Stripes

A ten-month long investigation by The New York Times into the New Jersey system of halfway houses found that drugs, gangs and violence were rampant. Reporter Sam Dolnick discusses the system and state oversight. Then: the four candidates in the Democratic primary for the 6th congressional district explain their campaign platforms; how race and ethnicity influence the way black women experience the criminal justice system; and a new book takes a close look at six “socially responsible” companies and researches their reputation.