If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.
The police shooting of a man on Los Angeles' Skid Row Sunday was apparently captured by at least four cameras. Will that make the case different?
Many employers use dress codes to keep visibly religious employees out of sight. Now, the Supreme Court has a chance to end the practice.
With the department poised to shut down at midnight Friday, Congress passes a one-week extension of funding.
The quintessential family dog is the country's most popular breed for the 24th straight year, but the bulldog is giving chase.
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A major shift in criminal justice is coming, but will it be enough?
How private debt collectors contribute to a cycle of jail, unemployment, and poverty
Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine, will face life in prison for the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle and one other.
Despite opposition from Congress, the District of Columbia will let residents smoke pot in their homes, but not on the street.
A criminologist dissects the so-called black site, where military interrogation techniques are allegedly substituted for questioning.
Houston announced Monday that testing 6,700 old kits produced hundreds of matches, but there are hundreds of thousands of kits still waiting around the nation.
On Tuesday, the Last Frontier became the third state to end marijuana prohibition.
Revisiting the story of a man arrested at his job for "trespassing"—and the cops who paid no price for wrongly detaining him dozens of times.
A report says the network is denouncing partisanship. But why?
Will MLB's new rules to speed up America's pastime bring younger fans back or alienate the diehards?
All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.
David Carr believed that, through the constant and forceful application of principle, a young knucklehead could bring the heavens to their knees.
Buddhism, initially seen as a threat to national security, gained acceptance through the patriotism and sacrifice of its adherents in the Second World War.
A federal ruling on President Obama's executive order might save Homeland Security funding in Congress