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.
The three-year decline in America’s prison population, a reversal of multiple decades of increase, saw a concurrent decrease in the number of Americans held for property, drug, and immigration offenses, and an increase in those incarcerated for violent offenses.
State and federal prison populations dropped in 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced Wednesday, making three successive years of decline in the national incarceration rate.
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.