Criminal Justice System

Chicago's chief judge orders the police to grant arrested suspects access to free lawyers early in the criminal justice process.

The “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States,” report was published Tuesday, and finds that Blacks are more likely than White Americans to be wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit.

The 49ers quarterback donated his sneaker collection to orphanages and homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay area.

Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.

A longtime Tennessee inmate is not truly free even though he was released from prison based on new DNA evidence. He's fighting for exoneration and a chance for compensation.

A ProPublica analysis of software widely used throughout the criminal justice system inaccurately predicts future criminal activity. It also uncovered a pattern of racial bias.

"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

A Texas death row inmate has battled to get an appeal of his sentence over an expert witness who said Black people are dangerous. His problem is that his own lawyer retained the expert.

In a trend that has increased over the years, the National Registry of Exonerations reported an astoundingly high amount of exonerations last year, chiefly among minorities.

Where did we go wrong? What has the system done to our children? There is more incarceration and less education of America’s youth. Lets create a system of parenting and raising a village of loving children again. Often times, our children act out because they are screaming out for love. Rejection has become a reflection […]

Due to a programming error, 3,2000 inmates have been released early from prisons in the state of Washington. The programming error was first discovered in 2002 and has yet to be fixed.

In his latest push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Monday will introduce new efforts to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, one of which includes banning the checkbox on employment applications that asks if a potential employee has ever been convicted of a crime.