by Nicole Flatow Posted on December 18, 2014 Updated: December 18, 2014
Among those who will be released in the spring are Barbara Scrivner, who has already spent 19 years in prison for a minor conspiracy and possession role in assisting her then-husband sell methamphetamine.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 12, 2014 Updated: December 13, 2014
Helping liberals understand where their ideological foes are coming from.
by Carimah Townes Posted on December 6, 2014 Updated: December 6, 2014
Virginia laws will make it difficult for him to get a lesser sentence.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on December 2, 2014
"I think this is what criminal justice looks like in the 21st century."
by Alice Ollstein Posted on November 19, 2014 Updated: November 20, 2014
"The idea that we incarcerate people to have indentured servitude is one of the worst possible...perceptions," Attorney General Kamala Harris told ThinkProgress. "It evokes images of chain gangs."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on November 7, 2014 Updated: November 7, 2014
Officials aren't wasting any time in moving to shorten thousands of prison sentences and correct the records of millions.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on November 5, 2014 Updated: November 6, 2014
In a spate of ballot initiatives around the country, voters sent a signal that they are ready to reform a system that has sent more people in the United States to jail than in any other country in the world.
by Kira Lerner Posted on October 31, 2014
Senate candidates are in the spotlight this election, but voters across the country will also be deciding on 146 ballot initiatives.
by Scott Keyes Posted on October 30, 2014 Updated: October 30, 2014
If Proposition 47 passes, as many as 10,000 non-violent offenders locked up in California could see their felony convictions reduced to a misdemeanor.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on October 15, 2014
“In my more than three decades of doing this work, I have never seen such callous disregard demonstrated over and over again,” a doctor said of Arizona prisons' medical treatment.