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.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is set to be eligible for health care and remain on active duty as an unpaid soldier after her scheduled May 17 release from the military prison in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
An imprisoned Palestinian leader and convicted terrorist who is leading a hunger strike was allegedly caught eating cookies and candy in a video released by the Israel Prison Service.
A U.S. district judge last week ordered California state prison officials to provide free chest-flattening underwear, also known as compression tops, to transgender inmates at women’s prisons and feminine accessories to transgender inmates at men’s prisons.
President Donald Trump on Friday met with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who had been held in an Egyptian prison for nearly three years, after the Trump administration negotiated her release the prior day.