The state's "arbitrary requirement to house all male death row prisoners in permanent solitary confinement does not promote safety and security, is inconsistent with correctional best practices, and serves no penological purpose," the lawsuit claims.
"It's time to address the fact that this is a system that needs better oversight on numerous fronts," Gov. Katie Hobbs said in a Friday press release.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Wrongfully Jailed Children for Months, New Lawsuit Alleges
"Sometimes I even feel like they wanted me in there, because I was in there so long," said one 18-year-old who was wrongfully incarcerated for 166 days.
The actor is a polarizing figure. That shouldn't matter when evaluating the criminal case against him.
"Under the new rule, the State would have been able to prolong the botched execution process indefinitely," the Equal Justice Initiative wrote in a press release.
Thousands of local, state, and federal law-enforcers have access to sensitive financial data.
Any unjustified killing by the government demands public attention. But fatal shootings by police used to be much more common.
Here's an Officer Who Might Have Actually ODed From Fentanyl Contact—but Not Because He Just Touched It
A North Carolina detective may have inhaled a significant amount during a drug bust.
Justice Richard Bernstein said Pete Martel's hiring as clerk was unacceptable because "I'm intensely pro-law enforcement."
Defendants say this practice violates the state’s own laws. The attorney general is pushing onward anyway.
Today's scheduled execution is getting attention because she's trans. But the bigger story here is how she was sentenced to die.
While rising crime created headwinds for candidates who supported criminal justice reform, the apocalyptic storm never quite arrived.
Fortunately, government kills fewer prisoners each year.
Enforcing all the laws, all the time.
Somehow deaths have climbed even though the prison population has dropped.
Healthy cities are a boon not just for those who live in them, but for our entire society.
The Richmond City Council unanimously approved a resolution to study applying tougher zoning restrictions to new shops as a way of cutting down on crime.
Brown: “The state should not be in the business of executing people.”
Now the officer is trying to keep his identity secret under a state law intended to protect crime victims.
Seventeen retired federal judges, appointed by both Republicans and Democrats, filed a brief supporting his appeal.
This Principal Investigated a Sexting Incident. So the Police Charged Him With Possessing Child Porn.
Bradley Bass is facing 12 years in prison, despite the fact that he was doing his job as a school administrator.
There is little utility to charging 10-year-olds as adults, yet Wisconsin still mandates the practice in certain cases.
“You're cracking, you just drank too much,” said one officer as Randy Cox cried that his neck was broken.
Court to Girl: You Have To Wait 2 Years To Comfort Your Father as He Dies. And We're Killing Him Next Week.
Missouri law bans those under 21 from witnessing executions. Despite attempts to challenge the law, 19-year-old Khorry Ramey will be barred from attending her father's execution on Tuesday.
While the pause comes as a relief to those opposed to the death penalty, Ivey's full-throated defense of the practice makes it clear that she seeks only a temporary pause in executions, not an end to the policy.
Alvin Bragg has finally moved to stop prosecuting Tracy McCarter for murder.
If it comes down to a party-line vote, Republicans don't have enough seats in the state Senate to remove Krasner from office.
It's still the economy, stupid.
Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Homicide Offenders are Unconstitutional, Rules Tennessee Supreme Court
The court says a 51-year "life" sentence for a 2015 murder violated the Eighth Amendment.
The Atlas of Surveillance lets us monitor the agencies that snoop on the public.
For the second time in three months, the state struggles and fails to execute a death row inmate.
The biggest beneficiaries of economic growth are poor people. But the deepest case for economic growth is a moral one.
Alex Villanueva was ousted after a single combative, troubled term. Voters also approved giving county leaders the power to remove future sheriffs.
In the event of prosecution, jury nullification allows regular people to exercise a veto over the power of the state.
After the latest reprieve from the governor, he’s scheduled for execution in February.
Apocalyptic attack ads about crime failed to drive a red wave, and criminal justice reform candidates were still successful in several local races around the country.