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Ferguson's Black, Non-Black Arrest Rate Disparity Isn't the Worst in the U.S.

Ferguson’s Black, Non-Black Arrest Rate Disparity Isn’t the Worst in the U.S.

by Julianne Hing on November 19 2014, 3:46PM

There are Fergusons all over the country.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

After Corrections Commissioner's Indictment, Mississippi Private Prisons Under New Scrutiny

After Corrections Commissioner’s Indictment, Mississippi Private Prisons Under New Scrutiny

by Carla Murphy on November 17 2014, 1:01PM

The state has the second highest incarceration rate in the United States

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

by Julianne Hing on November 14 2014, 10:00AM

An expunged record is elusive, but key, for many young people looking to put their pasts behind them.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Ferguson Movement Transforms Civilians Into Activists

Ferguson Movement Transforms Civilians Into Activists

by Akiba Solomon on November 12 2014, 11:45AM

These aren’t your grandma’s organizers.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mass Incarceration?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mass Incarceration?

by Carla Murphy on November 3 2014, 11:48AM

California voters may lead the way on Nov 4.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

I Was A 'Tough On Crime' Lawmaker. Here's Why I Changed

I Was A ‘Tough On Crime’ Lawmaker. Here’s Why I Changed

by Carla Murphy on October 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s how former Virginia attorney general Mark Earley realized that his generation had gone too far—and the work he’s been doing over the last 15 years to help undo the overly punitive system that they built.

Topics: Criminal Justice

 Eric Holder Doesn't Like the Leaks Coming From Ferguson

Eric Holder Doesn’t Like the Leaks Coming From Ferguson

by Julianne Hing on October 24 2014, 12:40PM

He’s “exasperated.”

Topics: Criminal Justice

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

by Julianne Hing on October 22 2014, 2:14PM

In the first survey of young men on stop-and-frisk’s impact on their mental health.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

One Lawyer Keeps the Pressure On For Criminal Justice Reform

One Lawyer Keeps the Pressure On For Criminal Justice Reform

by Carla Murphy on October 21 2014, 3:16PM

With 2.2 million people incarcerated, Bryan Stevenson keeps asking, Is that what justice looks like?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

Rikers Island Jail Spends About $100K Per Inmate Annually

by Carla Murphy on October 17 2014, 5:51PM

Costs rose as inmate population declined 18 percent.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

For One Black Muslim, a Prison Sentence for Refusing FBI Informant Recruitment

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2014, 4:59PM

Connecting the dots between COINTELPRO and modern-day domestic surveillance of Muslims.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Gunshot Residue Found on Vonderrit Myers, Police Say

Gunshot Residue Found on Vonderrit Myers, Police Say

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2014, 12:07PM

The St. Louis Police Association calls the teen “no angel.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

Watch: Stop-and-Frisk and Police-Community Relations in the U.S.

by Carla Murphy on October 15 2014, 11:04AM

Livestream begins today at 12 p.m. EST.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

In Ferguson, a Secretive, Federal Team of Racial Conflict Mediators

In Ferguson, a Secretive, Federal Team of Racial Conflict Mediators

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2014, 3:06PM

They’re called the Community Relations Service.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Ferguson, /NOW

Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

Brooklyn D.A. Investigates Video Showing Cop Taking Money from Man

by Aura Bogado on October 10 2014, 11:50AM

Lamard Joye wasn’t arrested and he never got his money back.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

Boston Has a Stop-And-Frisk Problem, New ACLU Report Says

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 5:43PM

Could reform be on the horizon?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

New Video Captures NYPD Beating Unarmed 16-Year-Old

by Carla Murphy on October 8 2014, 1:10PM

A grand jury could meet next week to assess criminal charges for two officer.s

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner's Family

$75 Million Suit Being Filed by Eric Garner’s Family

by Carla Murphy on October 7 2014, 5:02PM

Medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Supreme Court's Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

Supreme Court’s Sour Record on Civil Rights, Racial Justice

by Julianne Hing on October 6 2014, 4:07PM

It’s back-to-court day for the High Court.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

Aniya Parker and an Epidemic of Violence Against Transgender Women of Color

by Jamilah King on October 6 2014, 1:49PM

Parker is the eighth transgender woman of color to be killed since the begining of June.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality