A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies’ reputations. People are denied the same protections.
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Coronavirus has dealt a blow to the already overburdened Victorian criminal court system, meaning hundreds — if not more — face extensive delays for their day in court.
Whether or not someone is eventually convicted, an arrest alone is enough to significantly impair a Black man’s job and earning prospects.
When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Dan Birman, director of the new Netflix feature documentary ‘Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story,’ discusses his filmmaking process and the importance of the case.
In the 1790s, penal reformers rebuilt America’s squalid jails as airy, hygienic places meant to keep residents – and by extension society – healthy. Now they’re hotbeds of COVID-19. What went wrong?
Decriminalizing medical and recreational marijuana may exacerbate racial inequality within the criminal justice system, among other things.
More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government’s traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
This state law is leaving up to a million people unable to participate in elections who might have gotten relief through an amendment voters approved. Critics call it a modern-day poll tax.
Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here’s how their mental health and future prospects suffer.
Mother’s Day was originally a call for peace and justice. Some are advocating it be returned to a day of action and reflection.
Legislation requiring that all criminal debt associated with a citizen’s conviction be repaid would leave thousands of people unable to cast ballots.
In a pilot program, older prisoners sentenced to life mentor younger prisoners who have a chance to lead productive, lawful lives when they get out. The focus is on healing trauma.
It’s not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
A neuroscientist explains how detention can affect a developing mind, as a new law in California sets the highest age limit in the US for minors to be held criminally responsible, at age 12.
Law enforcement’s historical tendency to treat crimes committed by white power groups as isolated incidents has allowed them to flourish.
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they’re able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve.
In many places across the US, law prohibits people with felony convictions to serve on juries. Research puts the thinking behind these laws to the test.