Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana. For people with lingering drug convictions, this has raised new questions about what this legislation means for their criminal records.
By Courtney Vinopal
For more on the issue of split-verdict juries from our signature segment, wrongful convictions, and the inequities in the American criminal justice system, New Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams joined Hari Sreenivasan to discuss, including what happens to those…
By PBS NewsHour
When someone leaves prison, there is a high likelihood they will be either arrested or put back in detention. Non-profits, corrections offices and legal aid groups are trying to lower that high rate of recidivism by mitigating the struggle of…
By Casey Kuhn
President-elect Joe Biden will face pressure when he takes office to make swift changes to the Department of Justice.
By Candice Norwood, Daniel Bush
By Aaron Morrison, Associated Press
Democrats in the House and Senate will introduce a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at amending the 13th Amendment.
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane, Lena I. Jackson
Mixing art with criminal justice has become increasingly common in the U.S. The work often tackles complex subjects of redemption and reform. Jeffrey Brown traveled to Philadelphia to explore a program that brought art to an unexpected part of the…
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
A coalition of Christian groups including the Church of God in Christ and the National Association of Evangelicals is launching a new criminal justice reform push that seeks to rally believers behind policing changes grounded in biblical principles.
Biden will accept the Democratic presidential nomination in a live speech Thursday night, but he’ll be seen and heard every night of the convention in some form.
By Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
San Francisco police will stop making public the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday.
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