Criminal Justice Reform

"It just doesn't make sense to require a nonviolent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison," Obama said

The effort to overhaul the criminal justice system has received a major boost from a group of senators on both sides of the aisle. On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats announced the details of a reworked criminal justice reform bill that previously stalled last November. Some of the legislation remains unchanged, such as giving judges the discretion to give lesser […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Hillary Clinton's use of the term "super-predators," said while the then-first lady was supporting the legislation, was used in reference to young black individuals.

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 drug offenders on Wednesday as part of his ongoing plan to reform the criminal justice system.

Traditionally, District Attorneys side with law enforcement when prosecuting crimes. Martin asked Mosby how she balances her role as a prosecutor with the desire to seek justice for the people of Baltimore. Mosby explained, "At the end of the day, the reason I became a prosecutor is because the mission of a prosecutor is to seek justice over convictions."

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, declines to endorse a presidential candidate. Rice explained in a post that none of the solutions she's seen incorporates community input.

When asked by Terina Allen, the sister of Sam Dubose -- a Black man fatally shot by former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last year -- about police accountability, Sanders insisted that institutional racism police reform would be priority if he were to become president.

A group of bipartisan senators will introduce legislation to end a law banning student drug offenders from receiving financial aid. The law has disproportionately affected students of color.

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) delivered this week’s CBC Message To America and spoke about protecting women's rights to quality health care.

The president says juvenile solitary confinement is overused and has devastating psychological ramifications.

President Obama has been very vocal about issues concerning our country’s prison system. This summer, after saying there are many men and women behind bars whose prison sentences are unjust for the crimes they committed, Obama ended up releasing 46 people who were convicted of drug offenses. Last week, President Obama furthered his mission for amnesty […]