“Modern immunity practice—essentially 'heads government wins, tails plaintiffs lose'—leaves many victims violated but not vindicated."
"Joke or not, these types of comments are felonies under the law," says the Volusia County Sheriff's Office
They're the latest to plead guilty in the Mississippi Department of Corrections bribing scheme.
Bernie Sanders Calls for Legalizing Marijuana and Curtailing Asset Forfeiture in Sprawling Criminal Justice Plan
Sanders' plan takes aim at every part of the justice system, including typical Sanders targets like private prisons and corporate "profiteers."
Ursula Wing sold abortion drugs to U.S. customers and is now charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States.
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Reason previously shared the story of Ricky Kidd's wrongful conviction in April.
The operation is still arresting sex workers and calling it a rescue mission.
Court Sides With Prison Guards Who Forced Female Inmates To Expose Genitals During Training Exercise
The search raised Fourth Amendment concerns.
The end of political privacy and the politicization of everything
In a speech to police, Barr called for citizens to shut up and do what officers tell them to.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
Acts of Politically Motivated Violence Are Already Illegal. Making 'Domestic Terrorism' a Federal Crime Won't Help
A domestic terrorism law is bound to threaten liberty more than it hampers terrorists.
The felony murder rule allows police to charge someone with a killing if they were an accomplice in a related crime.
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
Politicians never hesitate to exploit a tragedy.
Cory Booker's Slam Against Joe Biden's Criminal Justice Record Shoveled Some More Dirt on the Old Lock 'Em Up Consensus
The climate of opinion has changed so dramatically that Democrats are politically obliged to support reform.
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"There are people right now in prison for life for drug offenses because you stood up and used that tough-on-crime phony rhetoric."
"The bottom line is, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people's lives, you did not."
A school criminalizes a playground injury.
The new law eliminates a loophole that allowed police to continue arresting people for something that was not supposed to be a crime anymore.
New York Dad Should Not Face Homicide Charges for Accidentally Killing Twin 1-Year-Olds in a Hot Car
Laws criminalizing the act of leaving children in cars are misguided.
Police Faked Evidence and the Real Killers Confessed. But Missouri Still Imprisoned an Innocent Man for 24 Years.
Lamar Johnson is finally getting a new trial.
We need to leave ourselves room for making good when we inevitably convict the wrong people.
"If it were my client who behaved as they had, he would be on his way to prison."
Slowly but surely, some of the most glaring problems of our criminal justice system are being addressed.
The case is a perfect example of the overcriminalization of petty crimes.
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Sen. Cory Booker gives William Underwood as an example of a man "serving a life sentence ... for a nonviolent drug crime he committed in 1988." But "[t]he government's evidence at trial showed that from the 1970's until his arrest in late 1988, Underwood supervised and controlled an extensive and extremely violent narcotics trafficking operation involving a number of murders and conspiracies to murder ...."
Judges would be permitted to rethink sentences after 10 years have been served, particularly for inmates over the age of 50.
A new study of wrongful convictions shows the problem goes beyond misconduct by police and prosecutors.
Carlson claims the law "allowed hundreds of violent criminals" back on the street. Here's what he didn't tell you.
Joe Biden's New Criminal Justice Platform Calls for Eliminating Harsh Policies Sponsored by Joe Biden
A breathtaking repudiation of his own legacy on criminal justice
The inmate's death is the most recent in a string of fatalities at the Bexar County Jail.
Many benefit from an increase in "good time" credits and from retroactive reductions in crack cocaine mandatory minimum sentences.
Congressman Asked Bureau of Prisons Three Times About Nonviolent Offender Who Later Died in Maximum Security Lockup
A congressman forwarded messages to the Bureau of Prisons from Rick Turner's family begging for his relocation. Two were ignored.
"Because the death penalty has repeatedly been handed out in an unreliable and arbitrary manner, it cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments."
Aggressive asset forfeiture collides with First Amendment rights.
Trump—Who Once Said Jeffrey Epstein 'Likes Beautiful Women as Much as I Do'—Moves to Distance Himself From the Disgraced Palm Beach Billionaire
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Sanity prevails (for now) in Alabama case that sparked national outrage.
Police Agree To Pay Woman $750,000 After Raiding Her House and Killing Her Dog Over an Unpaid Gas Bill
The case highlights the dangers of using SWAT teams for anything and everything.
Two police officers fired 18 bullets into a car even after the driver put his hands in the air.
The law will reopen critical channels to employment and housing that might otherwise be closed.
The NYPD is 100 percent bias-free, NYPD investigators claim.
A Pregnant Woman in Alabama Was Shot in the Stomach and Miscarried. Now, Alabama Cops Are Charging Her With Manslaughter.
What the hell is going on with this state?