The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on federal sentencing disparities for crack and powder cocaine.
By News Desk and Associated Press
Homicides and gun violence are up in New York City and other places across the country. While some blame this on criminal justice reform, advocates say it’s too early to know, given the nation is still suffering from the effects…
By Christopher Booker, Sam Weber
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 Candice Norwood, Daniel Bush
President-elect Joe Biden will face pressure when he takes office to make swift changes to the Department of Justice.
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.
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