criminal justice

The Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner Takes Himself Off All Criminal Cases

Beginning Sept. 6, Persky will only preside over civil cases in order to not bring unwarranted attention to criminal cases he would rule on.

Lauren Holter | August 26, 2016 - 10:54 am

There Are Alternatives To The Money Bail System The Justice Department Says Is Unconstitutional

If you’re broke and have no cash, a fixed bail of any sum basically means you’re locked up while awaiting trial, which pretty much goes against the whole “innocent until

Karen Fratti | August 23, 2016 - 12:13 pm

The Number Of Women In U.S. Jails Has Risen Faster Than Men But Gone Unnoticed

Because the mass incarceration problem is believed to predominantly affect men, the ways women have been sucked in hasn’t gotten any attention.

Lauren Holter | August 17, 2016 - 9:50 am

President Obama Breaks The Record For Shortening The Most Inmates’ Sentences In A Single Day

Of the 214 people granted clemency Wednesday, 67 were serving life sentences, almost all for nonviolent drug crimes.

Lauren Holter | August 3, 2016 - 6:03 pm

Alicia Keys Is Sending Paul Ryan A Valentine (To Ask For Criminal Justice Reform)

Alicia Keys wants Paul Ryan to be her Valentine this year, but she’s not greedy – she wants everyone else who cares about criminal justice reform to extend Ryan the

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 3, 2016 - 11:45 am