May 13, 2018

This Mother’s Day, volunteers are paying to get moms out of jail with the #BlackMamaBailOut campaign

The U.S. prison population includes thousands of people sitting in jail awaiting trial who cannot afford to pay bail, many of them mothers.

May 3, 2018

Alice Johnson’s daughter: “I’m excited and grateful for Kim Kardashian’s support”

“My mother is very grateful that Kim Kardashian cared enough to go above and beyond for her,” Johnson said. “It really means a lot to her, to my whole family.”
May 2, 2018

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian West has talked to White House about pardoning nonviolent drug offender

Kim Kardashian West and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken over the phone about a possible presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.
April 20, 2018

What If We Didn’t… jail people for marijuana use, possession or sale?

After more than 20 years of the modern medical and recreational marijuana industries, advocates for decriminalization say evidence of societal good is stacking up against die-hard prohibitionists.
April 16, 2018

Season 2 of ‘In the Dark’ will tackle the Curtis Flowers case. Here’s what you need to know.

Flowers has been tried six times for the same murder charges.
Nov. 8, 2017

Philadelphia’s just-elected district attorney may help alter criminal justice reform nationwide

Larry Krasner's campaign could be the model for the future of the criminal justice reform movement.

Oct. 23, 2017

This grandmother is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent offense

After serving 21 years of confinement in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson is calling for criminal justice reform.
Oct. 19, 2017

Stop peddling the black-on-black crime myth. These DOJ stats prove it’s not a thing.

Conservatives can stop talking about black-on-black crimes — it's been declining steadily over the last 20 years.
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.
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.
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 champion has one answer for our incarceration crisis: more jail.

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

May 25, 2017

New data trove will use Google and Zuckerberg money to shine a light into our police force

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, civil rights groups give DOJ's drug memo a resounding 'no'

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

Meet Susan Burton, an activist-mom Michelle Alexander called a "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 dozens of black moms for Mother's Day

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

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

Expect harsher sentences in the future.
April 27, 2017

Families of Terence Crutcher, Walter Scott speak out ahead of of police-shooting trials

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