U.S. Has World's Highest Child Incarceration Rates
Human rights attorney presents study to United Nations about United States’ “inhumane treatment” of young people.
The '94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It's Time for a Reckoning [Op-Ed]
Justice advocates say we must address the harm caused by the legislation and create a new vision for safety and freedom.
Study Links High-Suspension Schools With Incarceration Later in Life
A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the body of research surrounding the school to prison pipeline and its impact on students of color.
Harvard Students Push for University to Divest From Prisons
The young activists say their school should not invest in companies that profit from mass incarceration.
Landmark Case Set to Expose Racial Bias In Capital Punishment
“They feared that breaking the link between the death penalty and race would remove too many people from death row. They decided they were willing to accept racial bias to keep the death penalty.”
How Can Rethinking Policing Reverse the Mass Incarceration Epidemic?
A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice breaks down how a single negative interaction with a police officer can alter a life forever—and how a shift in how the nation approaches justice can prevent the criminalization of people of color.
Private Prisons Ask ICE to Pay Multi-Million Dollar Human Trafficking Lawsuit Costs
Private immigration detention center operator GEO Group faces lawsuits alleging human rights violations.
LISTEN: San Quentin State Prison Podcast 'Ear Hustle' Returns for New Season
Season four introduces listeners to a new host and a segment about learning the ropes in the prison.
'Solitary' Film to Tell Story of Angola 3's Albert Woodfox
Mahershala Ali will executive produce, and perhaps star, in biopic of the Black man who spent 43 years in solitary confinement for a crime he says he didn’t commit.
Activists Ask DA to Reopen Linda Fairstein's Cases
The prosecutor who plays a huge role in Netflix’s “When They See Us” is getting her time in the court of public opinion.
'When They See Us' Is a Punch to the Gut
Ava DuVernay takes the Central Park Five’s horror story to cinematically emotional heights. Get your tissue ready.
How An Antiquated Reading of the Law Prevents the Formerly Incarcerated From Voting in Georgia
State officials maintain a strict interpretation of the law, which prevents voting by anyone convicted of a “felony involving moral turpitude.”
Q&A: How These Oregon Leaders Are Empowering Black Women in the Criminal Justice System
Colorlines talks to Abbey Stamp and O’Nesha Cochran, two women at the forefront of revolutionary change in their community.
The Marshall Project Launches Print Publication for People Living Behind Bars
News Inside is distributed at prisons and jails.
New Report Highlights Need, Strategies for Juvenile Justice Reform
The Urban Institute and the Youth First Initiative want to help America move away from youth incarceration in favor of community-based solutions.
Florida House Advances Bill That Would Limit Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated
Will formerly incarcerated Florida residents be forced to pay fees before their voting rights are restored?
New Report Offers Big Picture Look at Mass Incarceration
The Prison Policy Initiative shines a light on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
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.
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.
New Tool Maps Arrests Nationwide With Eye to Reform
Vera Institute of Justice’s new Arrest Trends interactive database underscores racial disparities in the criminal justice system.