With less than a week left until the Virginia Supreme Court takes up the legal challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive action that gave 206,000 felons their voting rights, damning revelations about the people who had their rights restored and the nature in which the action was carried out continue to pile up.
A pair of U.S. senators moved Tuesday to cut funding to foreign nations that lose control of prisoners formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay in an effort to prevent them from rejoining terrorism.
A Democratic voter who previously served six years in prison confronted Hillary Clinton during a town hall Monday over her support for the 1994 crime bill just five days after he was dissatisfied with her “canned” answer to his question on the same topic at a separate television event.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, was accused of breaching the Virginia constitution after issuing an executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons in the state.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is spending $250,000 on a traveling exhibit that displays “collective memories” of prisoners.
Original participants in China’s pro-democracy movement in 1989 are back in prison on the 26th anniversary of the government’s brutal suppression of those protests, a stark reminder that the ruling Communist Party continues to repress dissidents, activists say.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Right on Crime campaign, a conservative criminal justice reform initiative.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 on a study that seeks to give “gender affirmation” to incarcerated transwomen in San Francisco.
William Beavers, a Democrat former Cook County Commissioner, was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday for failing to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars he took out his campaign fund and used for gambling and personal expenses, according to the Chicago Tribune.