Criminal Justice

A new study found that there's a fatal delay built into the Texas prison system.
The legislation both a near-unanimous vote in both chambers, making the state one step away from banning the practice that contributes to false confessions.
State Attorney General Letitia James, whose office took over the prosecution and impaneled a grand jury, said “the criminal justice system is badly in need of reform.”
A former undercover police officer left a note alleging that he assisted the NYPD and FBI in the murder of Malcolm X.
Prosecutors want President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of those on federal death row and end capital punishment once and for all.
Criminal justice reform advocates want more "background diversity" when President-elect Joe Biden makes his picks for federal judges.
Brandon Bernard has been executed at age 40, despite opposition from the same jurors who sentenced him to death and the prosecutor who defended his death sentence.
Critics of Prop 25 raised concerns that the bail system’s replacement could still perpetuate racial discrimination.
Four states — Arizona, New Jersey, South Dakota and Montana — just legalized recreational cannabis. Mississippi voted to legalize medicinal marijuana.
“The criminal justice system is a pipeline, and it has leaks all along the way,” Dr. Mary Koss told HuffPost.