Criminal Justice

Some journalists and pundits offered snap assessments of last week’s election and all but declared reform movements dead — but the reality is much more complicated.
Three strikes reform in Washington state was supposed to give Thomas Butler a chance to leave prison, but prosecutors are fighting to keep him there for life.
Amy Weirich touts being tough on crime, but not when it comes to police.
If the recall of Chesa Boudin succeeds, it would mark a major setback for progressives who support his mission of criminal justice reform.
When an individual’s mug shot goes viral on Facebook, they are often subjected to extreme harassment and struggle to find stable housing and employment.
“There’s still so much work that needs to be done.” Former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, but experts say it’s just the beginning of police accountability.
The coronavirus is ravaging prisons and jails across the U.S., killing hundreds and infecting tens of thousands. Now, incarcerated people and criminal justice advocates are calling for swift action to stop the virus from spreading.
“It really feels like our system is essentially guilty until proven rich or lucky,” the "Last Week Tonight" host said.
The GOP senator accused Democrats of being soft on crime after he blocked quick confirmation of eight U.S. attorney nominees.
More than $1.5 million has been raised for Kevin Strickland, who spent decades behind bars before a judge overruled his conviction.