From small counties in Texas to the White House, politicians and candidates are responding to Friday’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage.
A man suspected of killing nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, including a state senator, will be charged with nine counts of murder.
Invoking Kalief Browder, the justice urged courts to scrutinize prolonged isolation more closely.
At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.
An abundance of data has fueled the reform movement, but from prisons to prosecutors, crucial questions remain unquantified.
The former Delaware attorney general and son of Vice President Joe Biden was resolutely his own man.
From hanging to lethal injection
At oral arguments Thursday, the Supreme Court debated whether some means of taking a life are too cruel for the state to employ.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan calls out the National Guard, amid clashes between protesters and police a week after the death of Freddie Gray.
In an interview with Diane Sawyer, the Olympic champion and reality-television star said he identifies as a woman.
In 2012, only 59 of the 3,144 counties in America actually sentenced people to be executed.
The president's assassination 150 years ago sparked outpourings of grief across the globe
A North Charleston, South Carolina police officer is charged with murder after video shows him shooting an unarmed man in the back.
A budget shortfall at the Nevada Supreme Court underlines a broader fiscal quandary
Cecil Clayton lost 20 percent of his frontal cortex in a sawmill accident. He is scheduled to die on Tuesday.
As drugs for lethal injections grow scarce, states are reverting to earlier methods of execution, once abandoned for their flaws.
At the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, the president made the case for American exceptionalism
A major shift in criminal justice is coming, but will it be enough?
The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.
With eight successful exonerations so far, North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission could be a national model for fighting wrongful convictions.