"The people who suffer the most are, of course, the poor," said one public defender after a report showed just how many inmates remain in jail.
The decision, which applies even to those who were primarily convicted of a nonviolent offense, was made on Monday.
C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, is the brother of rapper Master P and was convicted of murdering teenager Steve Thomas in New Orleans in 2002.
Omar said that nationwide reforms are needed in the wake of George Floyd's police-involved death.
If you're a young American in prison, underwear will cost you $3.25 a pair and a bra, $13.50. A 25-minute video visit from your family costs $7.50. In some places, even reading an ebook will cost you—five cents per minute.
Senator Kamala Harris said President Trump only understands the "criminal" portion of a justice reform award he received Friday at a historically black college in South Carolina.
"We know that many individuals are going to be detoxing while they're in our custody, and we know that people are highly susceptible to overdose upon release," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told the Houston Chronicle.
Alvin Kennard, convicted to a life sentence for theft of $50.75, had his term resentenced August 28 to time served and was ordered to be released.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration will open on April 26, 2018.
Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative partnered with the Brooklyn Museum on a new exhibit that confronts 'racial terror in America,' from slavery through mass incarceration.
A pro-Bernie Sanders supporter posted extracts from Clinton's 1996 book which suggests the convicted black people working for her were "emotional illiterates."
The U.S. has imprisoned record numbers of people, even as the crime rate dropped. Barack Obama made moves to change this, but Sessions is about to undo his work.
The frenzied bloodlust in the cry "Lock her up!" conjures up the specter of a lynching.
The Thirteenth Amendment, outlawing slavery, was passed 150 years ago this week.
The best hope, in the view of some reformers, is that they have a better chance next time.