Aug. 28, 2017

How one DA candidate in a crowded race is trying to shape the future of criminal justice reform

Marc Fliedner is America's first openly gay candidate for district attorney — and he's looking to lead the criminal justice reform movement from the inside.

Aug. 8, 2017

We still put children in jail for being late to class

For certain populations of kids, small infractions mean big consequences.
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Aug. 8, 2017

Lawsuit accuses Louisiana judge and house arrest company of scheming to exploit criminal defendants

“It is indicative of a much larger problem.”
July 14, 2017

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.
July 11, 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan Futerfas represented New York mafia families

Futerfas' prior clients include alleged members of the Colombo, Gambino and Genovese crime families.
July 6, 2017

Ava DuVernay to direct Netflix mini-series about the Central Park Five

The five episode series will be released in 2019.

June 29, 2017

The House just passed two anti-immigrant bills that are based in myth

"Kate's Law" will not have any substantial effect on violent crime in the U.S.
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June 29, 2017

Karlos Cashe spent 90 days in jail before drug tests proved his “cocaine” was actually drywall

The white powder in his car turned out to be completely harmless.
June 28, 2017

FBI agent indicted in LaVoy Finicum shooting as police evade punishment for killing black people

Finicum was killed during the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
June 28, 2017

Nearly 850 backlogged rape kits were found infested with mold in Texas

The mold-infested rape kits don't appear to have contaminated the DNA samples inside, according to authorities.
June 24, 2017

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.

June 8, 2017

Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration

The 22-year-old died by suicide two years ago Tuesday.
May 31, 2017

Jeff Sessions’ anti-crime czar thinks reducing crime is as “simple” as putting more people in jail

"When you put criminals in prison, crime goes down. It really is that simple."
May 25, 2017

There's precious little nationwide data on policing. Mark Zuckerberg and Google are helping change that.

We don't really know the full extent of what's happening with American police. Now, we might find out.
May 22, 2017

Bresha Meadows, teen charged with murder for killing her dad, accepts plea deal

Bresha Meadows says she survived years of abuse at the hands of her father.
May 20, 2017

Grand jury clears Bryan Mason, the Columbus cop who shot 13-year-old Tyre King

No one is responsible for King's death, according to a jury.

May 16, 2017

Black Lives Matter slams Department of Justice's "backward" drug memo 

The attorney general is reviving an approach to law enforcement that the civil rights community despises.
May 14, 2017

Meet Susan Burton, activist-mom Michelle Alexander called "modern-day Harriet Tubman"

Susan Burton is the founder of an organization that helps women re-enter society after prison.
May 13, 2017

Racial justice groups bailed out hundreds of black moms for Mother's Day

"Until we abolish bail and mass incarceration, we're gonna free ourselves."
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May 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions wants stricter enforcement of drug crimes. People of color will suffer.

Research shows that mandatory minimum sentences hit people of color the hardest — but Jeff Sessions is bringing them back anyway.
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May 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions' new criminal charging policy asks for more severe penalties

Expect harsher sentences in the future.

April 27, 2017

Terence Crutcher's sister: "We're going to fight for a conviction."

The Mothers of the Movement said they want justice along with police reform at a civil rights convention in New York on Wednesday.
April 25, 2017

This new app exposes the white collar criminals all around you

This app reveals the true face of modern crime, and it's not what you saw on the evening news.
April 19, 2017

Freddie Gray died 2 years ago today — and Baltimore is still seeking police reform

Civil rights leaders are pressuring Baltimore officials to be transparent in forming a new civilian police oversight task force.
April 18, 2017

Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions' police reform agenda

Colin Powell said the government has a role to play in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system.
April 8, 2017

Four people found dead at South Carolina prison

Kirkland Correctional Institution has a violent history.

April 4, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott reassigns 21 more of Aramis Ayala's cases, citing death penalty opposition

Scott's bizarre vendetta against Aramis Ayala continues.
March 31, 2017

Police shooting investigations are rarely transparent. Just ask these victims' families.

Years later, the families of Laquan McDonald, Ramarley Graham and Michael Brown are still getting crucial details.
March 30, 2017

Seattle sues Donald Trump over sanctuary cities executive order

Seattle says Donald Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities violates the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.
March 30, 2017

Mark Jimmerson died in Oklahoma County Jail — one day after his mom tried to save his life

There have been at least three deaths at the same jail. Now Mark's family, the local Black Lives Matter chapter and the ACLU are seeking justice and reform.