Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars have supported Nation of Islam activities over the last decade, according to a report released Wednesday.
Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers.
The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals “confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime.”
Two more law enforcement groups have voiced their skepticism of a proposed federal prison and sentencing reform bill that would potentially release serial drug traffickers and other dangerous offenders.
Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.), who is serving a 21-month prison sentence for sending sexually explicit messages to an underage girl, will be released from federal detention early because of good behavior, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
President Donald Trump is opposed to a major criminal justice reform in its current form, in large part due to an exception it carves out that may release convicted drug traffickers early, sources told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday.
A criminal going to prison substantially cuts the chances his peers and younger brothers will be jailed in the following four years, a new paper finds.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration is working to pass a major prison reform bill, in spite of the criticism it has attracted from his own Department of Justice.
After several weeks of stalled negotiations, a proposal for reform to America’s prisons was floated Monday in the House of Representatives, but may yet face substantial opposition from Republicans in the Senate.