criminal justice system

A DOJ study reveals that responding to domestic disputes accounts for most fatalities of police. This paints a different picture from the view that there's a war on cops.

"It just doesn't make sense to require a nonviolent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison," Obama said

A Texas death row inmate has battled to get an appeal of his sentence over an expert witness who said Black people are dangerous. His problem is that his own lawyer retained the expert.

A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.

In a trend that has increased over the years, the National Registry of Exonerations reported an astoundingly high amount of exonerations last year, chiefly among minorities.

Due to a programming error, 3,2000 inmates have been released early from prisons in the state of Washington. The programming error was first discovered in 2002 and has yet to be fixed.

In his latest push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Monday will introduce new efforts to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, one of which includes banning the checkbox on employment applications that asks if a potential employee has ever been convicted of a crime.

While addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police during an appearance in Chicago Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared that law enforcement often gets "scapegoated" for failures in society and the criminal justice system.

Just weeks after a worker reportedly helped two inmates escape from an upstate New York prison, a similar case allegedly recently occurred in North Carolina.…

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday,…

A judge in Sandy Springs, Ga. last week sentenced a sanitation worker to 30 days behind bars for, well, starting work too early, according to…

A  Mississippi Republican judge has been indicted on an assault charge after striking a mentally disabled man and hurling racial slurs at him last spring…