There are ways to reduce abusive behavior while still protecting public safety.
While rising crime created headwinds for candidates who supported criminal justice reform, the apocalyptic storm never quite arrived.
The governor and attorney general say they’ll appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Fortunately, government kills fewer prisoners each year.
Seventeen retired federal judges, appointed by both Republicans and Democrats, filed a brief supporting his appeal.
What's happening right now in Cochise County, Arizona, should make the passage of the Electoral Count Reform Act even more urgent.
Legalization is unlikely in the foreseeable future, but banking reform and expungement could be feasible.
It’s a little thing, but thousands of people end up in jail over these types of avoidable technical violations.
Dr. Walensky's proposed bureaucratic reshuffling is too timid.
Let’s perhaps stop trying to tease national trends out of the complexities of local public safety issues.
The fine print of the latest alcohol regulation proposal in Massachusetts is revealing.
Politicians who benefit from divisive election politics resist reforms that threaten the status quo.
A new bill in Kansas seeks to make it harder for cops to seize assets without a criminal conviction.
If Chuck Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization, Why Did He Nix a Bill That Would Have Helped Pot Businesses Use Banks?
Stranger still, the leading drug policy reform organization supported Schumer's obstruction.
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Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
Obama Knocks 'Defund the Police' Activists for Valuing 'Feel Good' Sloganeering Over Practical Reforms
Efforts to push for substantial police reforms many people would support instead became a political battlefield.
House Bill 1193 loosened or abolished rules governing more than 30 different professions.
Washington Post Journalist Radley Balko on Civil Rights, Militarized Policing, and the Power of Video
The Washington Post's Radley Balko was a pioneer in reporting on the disastrous consequences of police militarization and the need for criminal justice reform. Now everyone else is catching up.
Reason asked writers who have been on the criminal justice beat for years to lay out serious proposals for reforms with a fighting chance of being implemented.
Real changes will require fewer laws and less violent enforcement.
Videos Show Police Aggression Against Protesters Across the Country. Here Are Two Ways To Help It Stop.
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Standing up for the rights of a widely reviled group isn't for the faint of heart.
Reason previously shared the story of Ricky Kidd's wrongful conviction in April.
Slowly but surely, some of the most glaring problems of our criminal justice system are being addressed.
Paul Manafort isn’t deserving of torture. Neither was Kalief Browder.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives advice for changing hearts on criminal justice reform.
How America's bail system traps poor people in jail
The comprehensive report from the Office of the Inspector General is unlikely to have much follow up.
President Obama Thinks He Did a Great Job With Criminal Justice Reform, But He Should Have Done More
Obama is in full legacy-preservation mode in article for Harvard Law Review.
Teressa Raiford wants to change the culture of the scandal-plagued office.
'Movement for Black Lives' Releases Agenda in Attempt to Hijack Black Lives Matter/Police Reform Movement
"Ooh, people are interested in an issue? Here's a list of the things I always wanted"
"An over-technical interpretation of the law" leaves the late Glenn Ford's family with no remuneration for the life he spent behind bars.
Even when cases are overturned over prosecutor misconduct, judges often refuse to name names.
"Courageous conversations" among fellow officers could increase safety and decrease confrontation.
Congressman references the tragic case of Andrew Sadek, a college student bullied into becoming a confidential informant.