"They're some of the best employees I've worked with. They're the opposite of what people expect of them," said Down North Pizza owner Muhammad Abdul-Hadi.
Several federal judges in the Southern District of New York handed down sentences that were an average of 58 percent lower than what federal guidelines recommended, often citing brutal conditions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need a complete overhaul of the current criminal justice system with bold reforms, even stronger new legislation protecting Black and brown lives and a criminal justice national reentry czar to even begin to see meaningful change.
Protesters demonstrated on Sunday morning to have the Florida prison evacuated as toxic water threatens to flood the area.
Yes, it's still here, and yes, it's still legal. No, I'm not talking about human trafficking. I'm talking about an actively exploited loophole in the Thirteenth Amendment.
Joe Biden has vowed to end profiteering from incarceration in the U.S. if elected president in 2020.
Out of 137 prisoners tested for COVID-19, 126 were found to be positive.
The Bureau of Prisons currently oversees the care of 143,407 federal inmates in the institutions it manages.
"Every day that goes by without action means more people will die," the ACLU has warned.
"It was starting to get really scary" said Elaine White, who has temporarily been released from incarceration.
"Governors, sheriffs, prosecutors, and the president have the power, and responsibility, to save lives," said ACLU Deputy Political Director Udi Ofer.
"We shouldn't be giving people death sentences by carelessly exposing them to this incredibly dangerous illness," Sharlyn Grace said.
The Cobb County Adult Detention Center has disputed the accusations, saying that inmates in the impacted housing block were moved from the area shortly after reporting a "slight odor" coming from the water.
Tennessee State Representative Bruce Griffey has introduced a bill which would require anyone convicted of a sex offense against a minor under the age of 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition for going on parole.
"We had a guy a couple of weeks ago with congestive heart failure...The judge let him make bond so the county didn't get stuck with that bill," Lamar County Sheriff Hal Allred admitted.
"People with mental illness are not being treated the way they should be," Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors said.
Sanders told Iowans Saturday he believed convicted felons should be allowed to vote while incarcerated because "they're still living in American society."
We can begin to curb both of them if we give inmates the medical care and support programs that they need.
Officials found 95 graves beneath at the site of a new school in April.
The study also found that Republican-appointed judges give shorter sentences to women compared to Democrat-appointed judges.
At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters.
More American civilians have been killed by guns over the past decade than died in World War II.