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.
Opposition to “defund the police” rhetoric and policies undermined more dramatic reform efforts in several cities.
A recent juvenile justice reform bill excluded hundreds of people facing long prison sentences for crimes they committed before they turned 18. Gov. Kate Brown’s clemency order will allow some of them a second chance.
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.