Criminal Punishment

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose otherwise.
One man was kept in solitary confinement for 19 years, Human Rights Watch says.
Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Judge Mark Walker blasted the state's process, with its "substantial risk of arbitrary and discriminatory vote-restoration," as "worse than a coin flip."
Too many people are incarcerated in local jails because they can't afford to pay a fee or fine.
"San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation."
The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.
Wishing rape on anyone -- even a serial sexual abuser -- is unacceptable.
The decision is a major blow to the plans of the former president to run again this year.
"I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said to the former USA Gymnastics doctor.
The federal lawsuit is the latest challenge to money bail systems that often jail poor defendants for days or weeks before trial.
We can actually lower crime and incarceration rates at the same time, according to a new Pew report.
The Justice Department is prosecuting more people who come to the United States looking for protection, according to a report released Thursday.
In almost every state and the District of Columbia, the minors who appear in the roughly one million juvenile court cases
Federal law doesn't make domestic terrorism a stand-alone crime. As a result, law enforcement is "somewhat reluctant" to call domestic extremists "terrorists."
The Justice Department's handling of the federal terrorism case against Taylor Michael Wilson is indicative of the government's approach to domestic terrorism.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was credited for time already served behind bars.
Nigel Garrett admitted to a string of home invasions near Dallas. Three accomplices await sentencing.
Legal experts say the threat won't hold up in court, but it still matters.
Larry Krasner says he's "nothing more than a technician" of the movement for criminal justice reform.