Given the dangers of jails and prisons, the pettiest of crimes can become death sentences.
However, the cruel policy that threatened him with years in jail remains in place.
A Supreme Court ruling requires due process before sending these people back to jail. That’s not happening in Montgomery County.
Overzealous three-strikes laws claim another victim.
Arthur Johnson spent his entire adult life in jail for a murder he says he was coerced to confess to by police.
The men must keep masturbation diaries, wear ankle monitors, and even use penile circumference gauges.
Kevin Strickland, Christopher Dunn, and Lamar Johnson are still paying for crimes that government officials say they did not commit.
Only Biden or Congress Can Prevent 4,000 Inmates From Being Forced Back Into Federal Prison Post-COVID
The CARES Act allowed home release of nonviolent inmates during the pandemic. But after it's over, many will have to go back unless their sentences are commuted.
Controversy highlights punishing responses to mundane mistakes during post-release monitoring of felons.
She was sentenced to more than five years for revealing how Russia tried to hack the 2016 election.
The prisons are filled with aging inmates who no longer pose a public threat.
Bounchan Keola was injured while fighting the deadly Zogg Fire. California rewarded him with a possible deportation.
Limits on probation length, a ban on chokeholds, and a plan to dismantle a state juvenile prison system
Fate Vincent Winslow, who has never committed a violent crime, fears catching coronavirus in prison.
Fears of contracting COVID-19 in prison are not enough, Justice Department says
Some places are releasing nonviolent offenders during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mississippi won't free a man who failed to hand in his phone.
The court says 12 years was "obviously harsh," but hey, at least it wasn't 15.
Hate crime enhancements meet three-strikes laws, and the consequences are terrible.
Reason previously shared the story of Ricky Kidd's wrongful conviction in April.
Many benefit from an increase in "good time" credits and from retroactive reductions in crack cocaine mandatory minimum sentences.
Jeffrey Stringer was sentenced to life in prison for a drug offense.
And the WikiLeaks founder will be in court again tomorrow.
The latest in London Mayor Sadiq Khan's war on knife ownership.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has some concerns.
Roughly 800 federal inmates are sentenced to life under an obscure sentencing enhancement that lawmakers in Congress might soon vote to reduce.
Former Biscayne Park Officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez are going to prison after pinning burglaries on innocent black men.
The California Innocence Project helped free Horace Roberts from prison.
He has prior felony convictions, but 20 years still seems harsh.
Valentino Dixon has been proclaiming his innocence for decades. After a golf magazine brought attention to his case, people started to listen.
Authorities say Krissy Noble was justified in shooting and killing a home intruder while she was pregnant.
Egypt has no freedom of speech.
Recalling Aaron Persky, the Judge Who Showed Brock Turner Leniency, Is a Mistake That Will Haunt Progressives
California voters just encouraged judges to show no mercy.