Mass Incarceration

Attorney General Jeff Sessions taps a criminal justice hard-liner as his lieutenant, signaling an end to reforms.

Out of 100,000 people in America, 716 are currently behind bars and sadly, there are a disproportionate number of African-Americans serving time in our nation's prison industrial complex.

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."

Senghor told Martin he was sentenced to 17 to 40 years at the age of 19: "Going into that environment, I had no hopes of ever getting out. I didn't even think about getting out, it was pretty much like I had to leave everything I knew about life behind and prepare myself to do the rest of my life in prison."

​​ Hillary Clinton expressed regret about the comments she made against African-Americans twenty years ago after an activist confronted her during a fundraising event this week. In a written statement to The Washington Post, Clinton attributed her life’s work to helping children who have been discouraged and oppressed by the system. She also said her choice to […]

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his progressive contract with America, in which he detailed a 13-point plan to fight income…