New Docuseries Highlights the Impact of Wrong Convictions
The first episode of Vice’s “Innocence Ignored” explores the many drawbacks of Alford pleas.
MacArthur Foundation Commits $148 Million to Criminal Justice Reform
The organization’s Safety and Justice Challenge now includes a network of 52 cities and counties creating innovative solutions to reduce over-incarceration.
Central-American Asylum Seekers Respond to Trump's Lies
Some people traveling with the caravan remain hopeful that the United States will offer them assistance.
Pompeo Accuses Migrant Caravan of Inciting Violence
The U.S. Secretary of State did not provide any evidence for his claims against the group.
Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida
People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.
Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald
The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.
Philly Mural Project 'Portraits of Justice' Confronts Mass Incarceration
Formerly incarcerated artists working with Mural Arts Philadelphia created a new art installation in defiance of former mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo’s history of violence in the city.
Series of New Laws Overhauls California's Criminal Justice System
Governor Jerry Brown signs a slew of measures aimed at reducing prison population and stemming the criminalization of people of color.
READ: Body Cameras Won't Save Us
A new article from The Atlantic says there is only so much that technology can do to improve police accountability.
Violent Crime Rates Fall, But Incarceration Rates Still High
Ames Grawert of Brennan Center for Justice: “Congress and states should back commonsense sentencing reform that would correct grave injustices in the way we sentence and incarcerate.”
Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
The sentence marks the culmination of several years of legal action surrounding Cosby’s alleged decades of drugging and assaulting women.
ICE is Arresting Immigrants Who Attempt to Sponsor Undocumented Children
Majority of arrests are result of immigration violations, not criminal activity.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 Shooting Death of Botham Jean
Amber Guyger’s fatal shooting of the Black man recast national attention on police violence and accountability.
READ: Bills Seek to Save the Lives Of Native Women
Savanna’s 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
A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.