Judges would be given additional leeway to order pretrial detentions.
The Vice Cops Who Arrested Stormy Daniels Now Face Federal Charges for Fraud and Conspiring to Violate People's Civil Rights
Two former Columbus, Ohio, police officers are accused of harassing strip club owners, patrons, and staff without legal justification.
The Feds Are Opposing Efforts To Release Maryland Inmates Into Home Confinement Because of Coronavirus
A Maryland defense attorney says the Bureau of Prisons is ignoring a judge's order to release his client into home confinement because of coronavirus concerns.
Another 300 low-level offenders set to be released, but the city’s jails house more than 5,000.
It depends on the state where you live.
Advocates and Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration to Release Elderly Inmates Vulnerable to Coronavirus
"They were not sentenced to death, and they should be released immediately."
The reactions to the governor's actions were mixed.
Jail officials urge more and faster releases as the virus spreads between staff and inmates.
Social media users seem to think so. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it's "false information."
Overcrowded jails are ill-prepared for a coronavirus outbreak.
Police departments turn to summons instead of processing people into cells—a change they should keep after this is all over.
One man was arrested because he didn't have enough bus fare to make his court date.
After a State-Authorized Medical Marijuana Patient Had an Epileptic Seizure and Crashed Her Car, Police Arrested Her for Driving With 'Marjuana in Her System'
The case illustrates the injustice and irrationality of Pennsylvania's "zero tolerance" approach to stoned driving.
Lamonte McIntyre served 23 years in prison for murders that he did not commit.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces re-election today against a tough field calling for more criminal justice reforms.
The zones cover vast swaths of Tennessee's cities—and turn minor drug crimes into sentences usually reserved for rape and murder.
Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
Lynchings are already illegal. But the law would give prosecutors more power—including what amounts to an expansion of the federal death penalty.
Oklahoma messed up three executions in just two years.
Chicago Judge Says His Bail Reforms Were a Success. But Independent Reviews Show Flaws and More Crimes.
Did Cook County overdo it and let too many dangerous defendants free?
Joe Biden Is Happy To Talk About Michael Bloomberg's Stop-and-Frisk Record Because It Distracts From His Own Terrible Crime Policies
"The policy was abhorrent," Biden said of Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk program. Yes, but so was pretty much every criminal justice policy Biden pushed through the Senate.
"Equally guilty but wealthier felons are offered access to the ballot while these plaintiffs continue to be disenfranchised, perhaps forever."
The president remains frankly puzzled by the distinction between can and should.
Barr's big complaint is that the president is so overt with the sleazy pressure.
Houston D.A. Doubles the Scope of Her Case Review Following a Deadly Drug Raid Based on a Phony Affidavit
After declaring another man arrested by Gerald Goines "actually innocent," the Harris County district attorney says prosecutors are re-examining cases going back to 2008.
Even Without Trump's Tweets, the Attorney General's Intervention on Roger Stone's Behalf Would Have Looked Bad
If Barr is so concerned about the appearance of integrity, why did he insert himself into a high-profile case involving a presidential pal?
Nearly 66,000 cases are covered, dating back to 1961.
Under the law, prosecutors are supposed to pursue justice and not only seek convictions.
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A prison sentence of seven to nine years is excessive for nonviolent process crimes aimed at concealing legal behavior.
Lamar Johnson, who is serving his 25th year in prison, has been absolved of responsibility for a 1994 murder. A circuit judge says it's too late to give him a new trial.
If the president wants voters to take him seriously, he should stop pretending the problem has been solved.
Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue
"If a consenting adult wants to engage in sex work, that is their right," Gabbard says.
Louisiana Prosecutors Say They Can't Be Sued Over the Fake Subpoenas They Used To Pressure Witnesses Into Testifying
In several cases, victims received higher bonds than criminal defendants and were forced to serve jail time.
The state’s new rules requiring information-sharing with defense lawyers are not to blame here.
ACLU argues the practice violates the Eighth Amendment.
Former prosecutor Bennett Gershman: "The use of jailhouse informants...is one of the great abuses in criminal trials across America."
But he'll have to do more than coast on a few commendable pardons if he wants to prove he's serious.
Judge Finds That the Houston Narcotics Officer Whose Lies Killed a Couple in 2019 Framed Another Suspect in 2008
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says it's reasonable to presume that Gerald Goines also lied in other drug cases.
While the president seems sincerely concerned about "very unfair" drug penalties, it's not clear whether he thinks his work in that area is done.
"This whole question of how we kill our prisoners is sort of a sideshow when the system is as broken as it is."