While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.
Gangs are still a significant reality in US prisons. But most inmates say that their power has been watered down, and they no longer rule facilities with an iron fist.
It’s not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they’re able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve. A November ballot measure in Florida hangs in the balance.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Does it make sense to compare the percentage of black Americans shot by police to the percentage of black Americans in the population? A new analysis suggests a different way of looking at the data.
The murderous cult leader’s notoriety has not diminished over four decades in a US jail.
As with our politics today, geography and race matter in the US criminal justice system. Should they?
It’s not the ‘bad hombres’ but the middle-class white guys who are the baddies of this US crime drama.