States Consider Ban on Shackling Incarcerated People During Childbirth
The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that roughly 12,000 pregnant women are jailed in the United States each year.
ICYMI: Judge Orders Feds to Account for Additional Migrant Families Separated at Border
The court ruling expands the terms of a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.
Former Juvenile Lifers Need a Pressure Valve [Op-Ed]
Abd’Allah Wali Lateef of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth makes the case for social service, mental health and parole policy reform to help former life-sentenced children successfully return to society.
Police Arrest Protesters After No Charges for Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark
Demonstrators were taken into custody while protesting the decision not to prosecute two Sacramento cops who fatally shot the unarmed Black man in March 2018.
Several U.S. Counties Refuse to Enforce Gun Control Laws
Defiant sheriffs in at least four states have declared their jurisdictions “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”
WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Miniseries
“When They See Us” tells the story of five Black and Latinx teens who were wrongfully convicted of rape.
Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault While in Gov't Custody
There have been over 4,500 claims of abuse of unaccompanied minors while in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families
Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.
Incarcerated Men Document Their 'Hard Truth' Via Film
Men incarcerated at Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana co-directed “It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It,” which captures their education in documentary filmmaking.
Immigrant Advocacy Groups Seek Restraining Order to Block Trump Asylum Policy
They hope to prevent government officials from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases can be heard in the United States.
ICE Stops Force-Feeding Immigrant Hunger Strikers Held in El Paso Detention Center
A total of 12 men have been refusing to eat to protest the conditions, treatment and length of their detainment.
Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?'
Student organizers Brandon Dasent and Amina Henderson unite to push for gun control that will keep kids in their communities safer.
21 Savage Released From ICE Custody
The rapper’s attorneys joined activists and musical collaborators in demanding ICE release him and halt deportation proceedings.
Report Uncovers High Cost of Phone Calls at Local Jails Across U.S.
Prison Policy Initiative’s “State of Phone Justice” exposes lucrative phone contracts that prey on pretrial detainees.
California Pulls Hundreds of National Guard Troops From Southern Border
Governor Gavin Newsom says the state won’t be part of the president’s “manufactured crisis.”
Young Love Battles Deportation in Trailer for 'The Sun is Also a Star'
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton bring Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel to life.
Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops
Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.
Can 9-1-1 Protocols Protect Us From 'Barbecue Beckys'?
White people calling the police on people of color for simply existing isn’t just annoying. It can be dangerous. Could the solution lie in how 9-1-1 workers dispatch calls?
Activists and Artists Mobilize Against 21 Savage's Deportation
“The circumstances of Mr. Abraham-Joseph’s detention stand as a testament to the consistent and historically under-reported harassment and targeting of Black immigrants,” Patrisse Cullors notes.
Asylum Seekers Face Danger in Mexico as U.S. Begins Deportations
Many will be sent to “murderous and cartel-wracked” border cities, reports Reuters.