What is the most immoral industry? Tobacco? Maybe. Guns? A contender. But it is hard to imagine any industry more loathsome than private prisons. And everyone should know exactly what respectable people are giving private prisons their money.
The United States has many ways to confine young people accused of breaking the law. We keep young people in juvenile detention centers, in strict long-term secure facilities, in residential treatment centers, in group homes, and in adult prisons and jails.
Following San Francisco’s lead, Seattle officials announced Thursday the city will move to expunge the misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions of hundreds of residents, an attempt to help those saddled with records marred by crimes that no longer exist.
America’s cash bail system ensures that thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime nevertheless sit in jail before their trial. A new study finds that pretrial detention is warping our justice system in profound ways.
A spokesman from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia issued a press release early Thursday evening announcing that it will drop felony rioting charges against 129 of the 234 people arrested in an inauguration day protest last year.
The man accused of killing Heather Heyer after driving his car through a crowd of protesters during last summer’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, was indicted by a grand jury for first degree murder on Monday. News of the indictment was released Tuesday.
This is the time of year when you do nice things for others. Here is a very nice thing you can do today, and it will only take a minute.
San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…
The U.S. prison system today is not about detaining a small group of dangerous individuals. Over the past 30 years, we have grown addicted to incarceration, relying on it as the solution to all of our social problems.
Shannon Kepler, a former Tulsa, OK, police officer, was convicted late Wednesday in the shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend Jeremey Lake.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned to his former Capitol Hill stomping grounds for his first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee since his confirmation hearings.
High schooler Stiles Zuschlag has had a roller coaster of a year. On track to become valedictorian at Tri-City Christian Academy in Somersworth, NH, the studious student, who excelled in biblical studies, was subsequently kicked out of his religious–based school after talking to a school administrator about a…
Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.
A survey of over 800 victims of crime reveals that their priorities don’t align with those of Donald Trump, even though he claims to be ramping up immigration enforcement and tearing up criminal justice reforms on their behalf, the New York Times first reported Friday.
The Department of Justice announced new policies on Wednesday that would ease government restrictions on “civil asset forfeiture” rules, allowing police increased authority to take property and money from you without having to prove you are definitely guilty of a crime—even if the state you live in has rules against…
In striking new evidence that the children will save us all, a group of hero students were filmed calling out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his face on Tuesday.
They served in the U.S. military in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, the Persian Gulf, and elsewhere, but they can no longer set foot in the United States, nor can they access badly needed veterans’ services. Many have U.S.-born children, but they’re stuck in places like Tijuana, Mexico, hoping one day to return to the…
In what’s being described as a “watershed” decision, the California Supreme Court has overturned three convictions after finding a prosecutor had intentionally excluded Latinx candidates from the jury.
Today, June 2, is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.