Criminal Justice

Justice Department to Grant Early Release to 6,000 Inmates

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 7, 2015 4:16PM

The Justice Department says it will be the nation’s largest one-time discharge of federal inmates.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration, Criminal Justice

Kiesha Jenkins The Latest Trans Woman Of Color Killed In 2015

by Sameer Rao on Oct 7, 2015 1:14PM


Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

New California Law Designed To Guard Against Racial Profiling

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 5, 2015 4:36PM

A new California law will require police to report details (including perceived race and gender, as well as the reason for the stop) on every civilian stop.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Criminal Justice

WATCH: ‘Prison Kids’ Documentary Explores Juvenile Justice System

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 5, 2015 1:42PM

The hour-long doc examines how kids end up behind bars and how it forever impacts their lives.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Media, Criminal Justice

NYPD Pledges to Track and Report Every Time Officers Use Force

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 2, 2015 3:34PM

Inspector General report says NYPD falls down on tracking force, deescalating situations and disciplining officers who use excessive force.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Three More Women Come Forward, Accuse Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 4:07PM

The new accusations coincide with a strange story from Kenan Thompson about his own interactions with Cosby. 

Topics: Blogs List, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Criminal Justice

WATCH: VICE's Special On Mass Incarceration Is Available On YouTube

by Sameer Rao on Oct 1, 2015 3:17PM

VICE's special, which documents President Obama's historic visit to El Reno Federal Corrections Institution, is available in full on YouTube until October 12. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media, Criminal Justice

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Products Produced Via Prison Labor

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 1, 2015 2:46PM

That tilapia and goat cheese your homegirl likes to buy from Whole Foods? It was produced by an inmate making $0.74 an hour.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice, Economy

ICYMI: Elizabeth Warren Talks About Structural Racism and Black Lives Matter

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 29, 2015 4:36PM

Elizabeth Warren: “Black lives matter. Black citizens matter. Black families matter.”

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Fundraiser Friday: 'An American Nightmare' Documentary Series Will Explore American Racism's Roots

by Sameer Rao on Sep 25, 2015 3:38PM

The organizations behind this documentary series are crowdfunding via Kickstarter to tell the story of black labor and activism in the face of historical racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice