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.
by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 3:33PM
According to one of Yaniv’s tweets, defense lawyers points out that “most alleged Coney Island looters are either students or people with jobs who has little or no priors.”
by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 1:22PM
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne was cited last Wednesday for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident earlier this year.
by Julianne Hing on October 24 2012, 1:03PM
The city of Meridian can’t violate the due process rights of youth in its juvenile justice system, the federal government says.
by Brentin Mock on October 24 2012, 9:28AM
Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.
by Jorge Rivas on October 23 2012, 3:20PM
Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old black woman, is in critical condition with burns on more than half her body after being attacked by three alleged KKK members.
by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 5:22PM
The parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin have launched a new fund and political committee to “Stand Your Ground” laws across the country.
by Jorge Rivas on October 19 2012, 10:05AM
O’Mara said he wants to see school records from two high schools and a middle school, alongside archives of Martin’s activity on Twitter and Facebook.
by Jamilah King on October 11 2012, 11:38AM
Get ready for a legal showdown.
by Jamilah King on October 9 2012, 2:39PM
A Harlem teenager secretly recorded his encounter with NYPD officers in his neighborhood.
by Jorge Rivas on October 1 2012, 11:29AM
But what’s clear from the 36 second video is that a woman jumping around celebrating (by spraying silly string) ends up with a busted lip after an officer throws her down on the floor.
by Jorge Rivas on September 28 2012, 2:25PM
The most vulnerable members of our society are also the targets of a prison industrial complex out of control and getting bigger every day.
by Jorge Rivas on September 27 2012, 11:47AM
Advocates say regulation would both reduce the price-gouging that incarcerated persons’ families suffer and simultaneously contribute to the social good by reducing recidivism.
by Akiba Solomon on September 24 2012, 10:00AM
Coverage of the case of Michelle Kosilek, the Massachusetts prisoner who will receive state-funded gender reassignment surgery, has sparked lots of vicious, vengeful, anti-trans comments. Here’s why that’s dangerous for everyone.
Herman Wallace is a 70-year-old man who’s spent every day of his life in prison since he was convicted of bank robbery in 1967. Here’s his uncanny path to freedom.
Topics: Criminal Justice
by Jorge Rivas on September 17 2012, 11:52AM
And as the case unravels in court there are some serious accusations being made against Arpaio’s office.
by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 4:01PM
An innocent and unarmed 20-year-old was shot by the NYPD while fleeing a robbery in the Bronx.
by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:25PM
The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.
by Jorge Rivas on September 5 2012, 2:12PM
The inmates cite a study that concluded that people of color accused of murdering white victims are three times more likely to receive a death sentence as defendants in white-on-white murder cases.