More than 40,000 restrictions, most imposed by states, leave rights, benefits and opportunities out of reach for Americans with past convictions.
By Cynthia A. Golembeski, The Conversation
Many pretrial detainees — those not yet convicted of a crime — are sitting in jails, uncertain of when their cases may proceed.
By Candice Norwood
Public outcry is mounting over the killing of an unarmed African American man in Georgia over two months ago. Recently released video shows 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery jogging in late February when he was shot to death by two white men,…
The outcome will affect defendants who are still appealing their convictions.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
By Candice Norwood
Under Florida’s 2019 law, at least 774,000 former felons are still ineligible to vote in the state due to outstanding debts, according to a report.
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press
Alabama's first execution of the year came after a last minute bid to stop it, that included support from the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.
In a single week, five people incarcerated in Mississippi jails have died at the hands of other inmates. The deaths have highlighted a system in dire condition, suffering from staffing problems and deteriorating facilities. Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi…
A new investigation reveals the rapid growth of for-profit prisons being used to house immigrants. While the phenomenon has generated tremendous revenue for the industry, it has also resulted in hundreds of cases of alleged abuse and mistreatment in those…
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