The scent of criminal justice reform is in the air on Capitol Hill this year. Now, a broad coalition is calling for reforms to be deep and serious.
CANNABIS CULTURE - While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors is quietly heading for a likely victory
U.S. prisons are still mostly occupied by men, but women are getting thrown behind bars at a much faster rate these days, largely because of the war on drugs.
The U.S. is only 5% of the world, but has 25% of the world's prisoner population.
For-profit companies like Geo-Group are buying up any politician they can find to expand their share of the "market."
Prosecutors use mandatory minimum sentencing as a prosecutorial tool to get people to plead guilty without a fair trial.
Overcrowding in the federal prison system is putting prison workers in danger, said Charles Samuels Jr., director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, on Wednesday.
For the third year in a row, the number of people in state and federal prisons in the US has declined, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday.
Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, appeared on Current TV’s “Viewpoint” Tuesday night
The way to stop filling up prisons is to end the War on Drugs, curb inequality and change our perspective on class