by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 24, 2014
The data bolsters the notion that locking up the wrong people doesn’t improve public safety at all.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 10, 2014
The ruling invalidates a conviction that started when an officer in Escambia County spotted a bright green Chevrolet in a neighborhood he was patrolling.
by Christie Thompson Posted on July 1, 2014
As more nursing homes conclude that ex-offenders are bad for business, states are scrambling for solutions of where to house them.
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by Carimah Townes Posted on June 21, 2014 Updated: June 23, 2014
A new audit confirms that illegal sterilizations were completed in California prisons.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 18, 2014
Georgia and Missouri both killed death row inmates overnight, in the first executions since Oklahoma’s botched execution left Clayton Lockett to slowly suffocate for 43 minutes.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 17, 2014
On medical marijuana, Clinton said more research is still needed.
The Department has a documented history of excessive force against those with mental illness.
by Carimah Townes Posted on June 13, 2014
If you're LGBT, a person of color, or disabled, you are more likely to get a harsh punishment in school -- and wind up with a criminal record.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on June 12, 2014 Updated: June 12, 2014
The findings of intimidation have halted Missouri's latest execution for now.
by Alan Pyke Posted on June 12, 2014
Jail officials don't yet know what killed a 55-year-old mother of seven over the weekend, but she was only there because she couldn't pay her fines.