Criminal Justice

ICE arresting sponsors of undocumented children.

ICE is Arresting Immigrants Who Attempt to Sponsor Undocumented Children

Majority of arrests are result of immigration violations, not criminal activity.

 

Jeff Sessions further limits judicial independence of immigration judges

Attorney General Further Limits Judges' Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

Critics say the new directive from Jeff Sessions is the latest in a series of moves designed to limit judicial independece and integrity.

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WATCH: The 5-Year Fight to Shut Down 'War Games Training' in the Bay Area

Bay Area activists have long maintained that the annual Urban Shield SWAT training and expo promotes police militarization under the guise of emergency preparedness. Here’s how they shut it down. 

Satellite image of a storm landing on the United States Atlantic coast.

South Carolina Refused to Evacuate Incarcerated People Ahead of Hurricane Florence

“If Governor McMaster truly does not want to ‘gamble with the lives of the people of South Carolina,’ he needs to make sure that the prison system is up to par, or evacuate the inmates just as he has ordered the rest of us to do.”

new york police department dispatch vehicle is parked outside of a school in the background students are walking

REPORT: The Urgent Need to Dismantle School Policing in Communities of Color

A new report from Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice amplifies the voices of students of color who are demanding police-free schools.

Incarcerated man in blue hat and pants and jacket with yellow letters in grey handcuffs held by corrections officer in green uniform and hat in front of black lockers and cells and grey floor with yellow stripe

San Quentin Speaks Via New Season of 'Ear Hustle' Podcast

The third season of the podcast, recorded by incarcerated people at San Quentin State Prison, explores the dynamics of lockdown, the experiences of incarcerated immigrants and more.

U.S. gun violence is a human rights crisis, says Amnesty International

Under the Gun: U.S. Firearm Violence Is a Human Rights Crisis

A new report from Amnesty International says that gun violence in the United States is a crisis that has an exorbitant toll on communities of color.

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Black Man's Shooting Death

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Amber Guyger’s fatal shooting of the Black man recast national attention on police violence and accountability.

Native American Activists Celebrate Decision To Mark Columbus Day In LA County As Indigenous Peoples Day Starting 2019

READ: Bills Seek to Save the Lives Of Native Women

Savannas Act, the End Trafficking of Native Americans Act and the #NotInvisible campaign hope to strengthen the federal response for Indigenous women who are kidnapped and murdered.

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.

Democrats call on Trump administration to reunite 500 children who remain separated from their parents

Democrats Demand Reunification Plan for 500 Separated Children

More than 40 days after the deadline to reunify thousands of immigrant families, hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents.

Brett Kavanaugh. White man's face takes up half the frame.

WATCH: Brett Kavanaugh's Live Senate Hearing

NAACP President Derrick Johnson: “His views on voting rights, affirmative action, equal employment, fair housing and criminal justice could shut the courthouse door on justice for a generation.”

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READ: Notes From Inside the Prison Strike

Kevin Rashid Johnson writes from solitary confinement about the importance of fighting to reform the criminal justice system.

Migrant parents say they were intimidated into waiving rights to be reunited with their children.

Migrant Parents Say ICE Intimidated Them Into Waiving Reunification Rights

Immigrant rights groups say parents were misled and coerced into signing away their rights to be reunited with their children.

A person with their hands shackled behind their back is seen through an opening in a chain-link fence

Incarcerated People Stage Strikes Nationwide

Strikers say meager wages and sentencing laws that target people of color amount to modern day slavery.

It's Time for Atlanta to Stop Colluding With ICE [OP-ED]

A new report from Project South and Georgia Detention Watch details the “inhumane” conditions inside the Atlanta City Detention Center where Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains immigrants.

John Legend in grey jacket and black patterned shirt in front of white wall with multicolored paints

John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians

“Ending the 10-2 jury rule in Louisiana will not solve the issue of mass incarceration or dismantle White supremacy, but it will deal a significant blow to both.”

Lawsuit says federal agencies lured undocumented immigrants into interviews before arresting them.

ACLU: Federal Agencies Set 'Traps' for Immigrants Seeking Legal Status

Court filing shows that ICE and USCIS lured immigrants of undocumented status and their United States citizen spouses into interviews before arresting and, in some cases, deporting them.

Several incarcerated firefighters in orange jumpsuits look on as a plane passes over a burned down field.

California Uses Prison Labor to Battle Dangerous Wildfires

Some 2,000 incarcerated firefighters from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are earning just $2 a day to contain the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state’s history.

Wesley Bell. Black man smiles and points at his "I voted" sticker.

It's a Celebration As Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Freed Michael Brown's Killer

Ferguson City Council member Wesley Bell successfully challenged St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch, as organizers and voters shout #ByeBob.