Crime and punishment in the age of mass incarceration
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The Justice Department said Thursday it would issue a revised version of its controversial travel ban after federal judges blocked its implementation.
Justice Department regulations appear to suggest the attorney general should not be involved in any investigations into Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
The president’s latest executive orders achieve little while trying to answer a crime wave that data doesn’t support.
In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to put defendants behind bars.
The president’s directive on immigration might resemble the record deportations of Obama’s first term—but without the corresponding push for legalization.
Donald Trump dismissed the acting attorney general for insubordination, after she refused to defend his immigration order in court.
President Trump is vowing to “send in the Feds,” but researchers aren’t convinced they understand the rise, or how to stop it.
A list of the new pardons and commutations from the White House includes Chelsea Manning.
The year-long inquiry uncovered “systemic” violations of Chicago residents’ civil rights.
Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
The Supreme Court considers whether states that charge inmates with fees and restitution have to return that money if their convictions are set aside.
A Brennan Center report argues that releasing the “unnecessarily incarcerated” could reduce U.S. prison populations by almost 40 percent.
A reader in Chicago details her first memory of her older brother—“behind the Plexiglas”: Across from him…
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
The latest story in our reader series comes from a young woman, Ngeri, who is “still personally working through my…
Men of color are overrepresented in isolation, while whites are typically underrepresented.
A new study offers data on the continued use of solitary confinement, and a corrections leader weighs in on the practice’s future.
This reader was hesitant to share her story and wasn’t sure if we even wanted to hear it: …
The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.
Our latest story comes from a reader whose brother is locked up for murder and attempted murder: …
With 79 new grants, he’s set a modern-era record for presidents.