Criminal Justice

Politics
City prosecutor Kim Gardner says 'entrenched interests' are deliberately obstructing reform efforts.
Crime
Alex Friedmann has spent years working to improve prison conditions for incarcerated people. He now faces two felony charges.
Politics
New legislation from Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García, Ayanna Pressley and more would decriminalize border crossings and limit the “prison-to-deportation” pipeline.
Politics
The Democratic congresswoman from Massachusetts proposed legislation to decriminalize the sex trade as part of her "People’s Justice Guarantee" package.
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Chesa Boudin, whose parents spent decades in prison, won despite his opponent Suzy Loftus being appointed interim DA weeks before the election.
Politics
The West Point grad, who defeated the incumbent in the Democratic primary, wants to get away from tough-on-crime policies.
Politics
The Democratic presidential candidate initially backed out of the forum because a sponsoring organization gave Trump a criminal justice award.
Politics
The president received the award for his efforts to pass the First Step Act on federal prison reform.
Politics
The president's speech at a historically Black college came days after he called the impeachment proceedings against him "a lynching."
Politics
A report found that 95% of prosecutors are white, but there are nearly 50% more women of color prosecutors than there were four years ago.
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My marijuana use is somehow trendy and fun to talk about, while others are serving life sentences for weed-related crimes.
Politics
"When you had the power, why didn't you try to effect change?" asked ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis.
Politics
The Democratic candidate wants to legalize marijuana, boost police oversight, end mandatory minimums and establish a national deadly force standard.
Crime
A case in Maryland illustrates how states are struggling to keep up with the changing realities of teenage behavior.
U.S. News
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."
Politics
Chesa Boudin is a public defender whose progressive platform includes closing jails.
Politics
Jail suicides inside opaque correctional institutions aren't uncommon. The fallout from Jeffrey Epstein's death has been.
U.S. News
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.
U.S. News
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.
Politics
“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.