by Judd Legum & Nicole Flatow Dec 12, 2013
Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation, in a deviation from other recent sentences for similar crimes with a lower death toll.
by Nicole Flatow Dec 5, 2013
The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a trial. But that right is particularly illusory for many drug defendants who face the threat of life behind bars, a new report finds.
by Rebecca Leber Nov 15, 2013
The rapist's lawyer says the sentence will alter his lifestyle: No beer or lottery tickets.
by Nicole Flatow Nov 6, 2013
Prison overcrowding is projected to get even worse in the coming years. The one single fix that could stem the trend is reform to mandatory minimum sentences, a new study finds.
by Aviva Shen Oct 16, 2013
Faced with a looming deadline to reduce the state's prison population, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) rejected drug sentencing reform, instead signing another costly private prisons contract.
by Nicole Flatow Oct 1, 2013
A defendant in a burglary case could escape jail time ... if he refrains from romantic relationships instead.
by Aviva Shen Sep 30, 2013
Inspired by a woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot during a fight with her abusive husband, Florida Republicans are expanding Stand Your Ground.
by Nicole Flatow Sep 27, 2013
One federal judge is standing up against long sentences for some child pornography offenses, warning they ruin lives.
The corporate-backed influencer is going public with its new approach to sentencing.
by Nicole Flatow Sep 26, 2013
Marissa Alexander’s sentence sparked national outrage over the perverse outcomes from mandatory minimum sentences and Stand Your Ground laws.