Criminal Justice

"When you had the power, why didn't you try to effect change?" asked ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis.
The Democratic candidate wants to legalize marijuana, boost police oversight, end mandatory minimums and establish a national deadly force standard.
A case in Maryland illustrates how states are struggling to keep up with the changing realities of teenage behavior.
The ice cream brand is hoping to put an "end to structural racism" in the criminal legal system with its newest flavor, "Justice Remix'd."
Chesa Boudin is a public defender whose progressive platform includes closing jails.
Jail suicides inside opaque correctional institutions aren't uncommon. The fallout from Jeffrey Epstein's death has been.
Kim Kardashian lobbied for the release of Brown, who was convicted of murdering Johnny Allen when she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked state police to look into the deal that allowed the multimillionaire financier to leave jail for 12 hours a day.
“There’s a saying in my community: You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor,” Booker said at Wednesday's Democratic debate.
“She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed" when asked if she'd ever smoked weed, Gabbard said at the Democratic debate.
In prisons across California, inmates are unlearning toxic masculinity. It might be the answer to the state’s recidivism problem.
Prisons like Altamira, where 57 inmates just died, are overcrowded, understaffed and controlled by gangs. But there’s little appetite for reform.
Through the Guiding Rage Into Power program, these California inmates are taking accountability for their crimes. Their training includes understanding the violence they’ve committed in the context of trauma and traditional notions of manhood — and it might be the answer to the state’s recidivism problem.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the law "a critical step forward in addressing a broken and discriminatory criminal justice process."
The former vice president and the New Jersey senator continue to spar ahead of next week's debate, this time making jabs at each other's criminal justice record.
In "Second Assault," a short film exclusively premiered by HuffPost, Jillian Corsie and Amy Rosner confront the system that failed Corsie, years after her assault.
The presidential contender is introducing a bill that also pushes for federal inmates over age 50 to be considered for release.
After being indicted for a third time this year, R. Kelly now faces more than 30 charges that include child sex abuse and assault.
The Democratic presidential hopeful announced a far-reaching plan on Thursday to examine the hundreds of thousands of rape kits that remain untested.
The South Bend mayor's plan, named after abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, aims to tackle systemic racial inequalities across the country.