by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2013, 12:34PM
The study by Texas A&M economist Mark Hoekstra also also found the laws have “zero deterrence” effect.
by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2013, 3:19PM
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn noted that in some states one 15-minute interstate phone call from a prison can cost $17.
by Julianne Hing on December 19 2012, 1:57PM
The Shelby County juvenile justice system is especially and disproportionately harsh on black kids, while denying kids of all races their basic due process rights.
by Julianne Hing on December 13 2012, 9:54AM
Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing comes on the heels of a Justice Department suit against Meridian, Miss., where school officials are charged with routinely locking kids up for petty offenses.
by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 1:10PM
Her parents say, even if she did commit a crime, did she need to die?
by Jorge Rivas on December 10 2012, 12:37PM
The detectives had intended to notify the rapper’s family, but the report was released prematurely “due to an administrative error.”
The city’s ongoing use of informants to create terror plots it can then prosecute raised concerns of even the FBI in Ahmed Ferhani’s case.
by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 11:57AM
One of the biggest awards ever issued in a high school racial harassment case was upheld by a New York Court on Monday.
by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 8:49AM
The two largest French newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro are reporting Strauss-Kahn and Diallo are expected to meet on December 7 to “sign a financial agreement ending the civil proceedings.”
If you’re fluent in English and Spanish and looking for a job, Mississippi needs you.
by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 12:42PM
If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro would be the first out gay Latina to serve on the federal bench.
by Jorge Rivas on November 26 2012, 2:08PM
There was no Hurricane Sandy evacuation plan for inmates inside New York City’s main jail complex on Riker’s Island but they were certainly put to work in the recovery efforts.
by Julianne Hing on November 26 2012, 9:34AM
Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.
by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 5:00PM
The arrests are raising serious questions on how the federal government’s search for domestic terrorists in communities of color.
by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 1:42PM
Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.”
by Jamilah King on November 20 2012, 10:13AM
The criminal cost of talking to a loved one behind bars has taken center stage at the Federal Communications Commission. And that’s exactly what organizers had in mind.
Juan Lopez-Fuentes became the first inmate to be sentenced for a riot that rattled a Mississippi federal prison in May.
by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 3:04PM
On Tuesday night, Jackie Lacey became first woman and African American to ever hold the office.