After several weeks of stalled negotiations, a proposal for reform to America’s prisons was floated Monday in the House of Representatives, but may yet face substantial opposition from Republicans in the Senate.
Death row populations remained high and numbers of executions remained low as of the end of 2016, a newly released report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows.
The number of people under correctional supervision in the United States is at its lowest rate since 1996, according to a recently released report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to create a new, interagency federal council to report on federal prison reentry policy, continuing the administration’s ongoing focus on prison reform.
The White House announced Tuesday that it had sent Congress a framework for overhauling prison and criminal reentry in America, following up on a promise first issued by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address late last month.
Some 740,700 inmates were held in county and city jails in 2016, a recently released report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows, a slight increase from the number similarly incarcerated in 2015, but a notable decline from the 2008 peak of 785,500, a 30 year high.
The White House has secretly been reaching out to Iran since December in an attempt to create a direct channel to negotiate the release of prisoners held by both countries, according to a new report.
America’s multi-decade crime decline, according to Uneasy Peace author Patrick Sharkey, was not caused by Roe v. Wade or leaded gasoline bans, but by civil society. Sharkey’s new book is an exploration of how the New York University sociologist thinks the crime decline happened, and how it can be preserved. But his solution, while more inspired than some, suffers ultimately from an infection of liberalism that threatens the very civil society he extols in the first place.