The district attorney said dropping low-level marijuana crimes would allow resources to be spent on solving homicides.
States should defy Attorney General Jeff Sessions and end juvenile administrative fees.
Trump says the case showed why people "are so angry with illegal immigration."
A new study offers an in-depth analysis of the 219,000 women incarcerated in the U.S. to find out why they are locked up in different confinement systems.
It is an indisputable fact that to lock up even more of our nation’s citizenry for even greater amounts of time won’t make us safer, but it will directly devastate children, families, and communities.
More than 200,000 people are serving some form of life sentence in the U.S.
Advocates hope that the VP nominee’s remarks will resonate with Republicans in Congress as they push for a vote in the lame duck session.
Those trying to stop the ivory trade can learn from people tackling drugs trafficking.
The transgender woman is serving 35 years in an all-male prison for providing documents to WikiLeaks.
The remarks came during an exchange with a Black Lives Matter protester in Philadelphia.
“Look at O.J. He did it. His lawyers is how he got off.... If he had a public defender, he’d be in jail.”
The state with the highest number of exonerations was Texas, with 54, followed by New York with 17 and Illinois with 13.
Many on the right don’t want to talk about police misconduct. So they change the subject.
Obama has made criminal justice reform a top priority of his final years in office.
The steps would include up to $8 million in federal education grants over three years for former inmates.
The best hope, in the view of some reformers, is that they have a better chance next time.
A quarter of juveniles sentenced to life without parole were convicted of “felony murder."
As Congress barely averts a government shutdown, six lawmakers compromise to reduce minimum drug sentences.
Fewer beats per minute may add up to lower levels of psychological arousal that leads young men to seek out risky behaviors.
Over five years, the states that cut their imprisonment rates the most experienced greater drops in crime.
95 percent of elected prosecutors are white—and 79 percent are white men—a study says.
What former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has learned from his years behind bars.