ICYMI: SCOTUS Says ICE Can Detain Immigrants Based on Prior Convictions
A new ruling says that people can be arrested and held indefinitely based on past minor convictions, even if they hold a green card and served their time.
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.
New Report Analyzes Racial Bias in Police Traffic Stops
The Stanford Policing Project determined Black and Latinx drivers are pulled over more frequently than White drivers, even with less evidence of wrongdoing.
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.
Federal Prosecutors Open Civil Rights Investigation Into Police Killing of Stephon Clark
It comes on the heels of the California attorney general’s decision to not file criminal charges against the officers identified in the shooting.
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.”
Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas
At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.
House Passes Two Major Gun Control Laws for First Time in Almost 25 Years
One measure calls for background checks for all gun purchasers; the other gives officials more time to complete those background checks.
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.
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.
Immigrant Teachers in Denver Threatened With Deportation For Striking
Denver Classroom Teachers Association president Henry Roman: “This is just a scare tactic to intimidate our immigrant educators.”
Congress Advances Significant Gun Control Legislation
The House Committee on the Judiciary just passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in the United States.
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.”
Thousands of Migrants Stalled at Texas Border, Pentagon Sends 250 Troops
Many asylum-seekers are considering moving to another official port of entry.
Protests Erupt After the Alabama Cop Who Fatally Shot Emantic Bradford Jr. Isn't Charged
The State Attorney General says the shooting of Emantic ‘E.J.’ Bradford Jr. was “justified.”