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.
Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards (D.) signed legislation on Monday prohibiting public universities from asking applicants about their criminal backgrounds.
Six Georgia inmates have been granted reduced sentences for saving a sheriff’s deputy who collapsed during a work detail.
In ‘Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration,’ John Pfaff takes what he calls the “standard story” to task. Pfaff presents a compelling account of mass incarceration, backed by robust statistics, to argue that current reforms are merely low-hanging fruit and will fail to bring about any meaningful reduction in the incarcerated population. Rather, to address the 2.3 million American prison inhabitants, reform efforts must address the relevant problems on a more fundamental level.
Social media erupted this week over news that Hillary Clinton used prisoners as laborers when she was the first lady of Arkansas.
Supporters of the Trump administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget have characterized it as “tough on crime.”
Oscar Lopez Rivera, who for decades has been in prison for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group connected to terrorist attacks in U.S. cities, will be released on Wednesday.