A new report shows that sentencing disparities between similarly situated white and black offenders remain pronounced, providing evidence for concerns about systemic inequality in the federal criminal justice system.
Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is scheduled to begin a 21-month prison sentence on Monday after a judge sentenced him in September for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.
Philadelphia’s former Democratic district attorney, Seth Williams, whose tenure as the city’s first black top prosecutor was mired in corruption, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 months in prison for accepting a bribe.
An al Qaeda operative who was convicted of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb sewed into his underwear has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others, alleging his constitutional rights are being violated at a supermax federal prison in Colorado.
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) announced Tuesday the reintroduction of a bill focused on federal sentencing law reform.
Former President Barack Obama broke every modern record for commuting sentences during his presidency, according to a new report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
In Washington, D.C., most of the people connected to the criminal justice system are black. The prisoners, yes—91 percent in 2014—but also the police officers, guards, and judges. How could a system with an overwhelming number of black administrators produce overwhelming incarceration of black citizens?
Half of the eight candidates running in the primary for mayor of Detroit, Mich. next week have been convicted of felony crimes.
Inmates at St. Louis Medium Security Institution, better known as City Workhouse, are complaining that the facility is too cold with the arrival of new temporary air conditioning units, which were installed due to earlier protests that conditions were too hot.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for the state of Ohio to recommence executions for those on death row after a 3.5-year period without any executions.