Prison Reform

Bernie Plans Jailbreak

Sanders releases criminal justice plan to put pressure on cops, mass-release prisoners

If elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plans to free more than a million people from America's prisons, according to a campaign plan released Sunday.

Senate Advances FIRST STEP

Both sides prep for contentious amendment fight

U.S. Capitol buildingThe Senate voted Monday night to advance the FIRST STEP Act, setting up what is likely to be a contentious fight over a number of proposed amendments before a final vote later this week.