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Criminal Justice

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

by Carla Murphy on May 14 2014, 7:00AM

Director El Sawyer says home is just another kind of prison—and that’s the problem

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality Infographic

Infographic: From Disability to Criminality

by Erin Zipper, Julianne Hing on May 13 2014, 7:00AM

The dangerous intersection at which too many black children are diverted from school to jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention

by Julianne Hing on May 9 2014, 5:28PM

Parents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that’s just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Schools & Youth

A New View of Drug-Addicted Moms

A New View of Drug-Addicted Moms

by Jamilah King on May 9 2014, 7:00AM

A new campaign seeks to change the way we see mothers at the crossroads of parenting and addiction.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

Video: Portland Committee Reviews Arrest of Nine-Year-Old Girl

by Aura Bogado on May 8 2014, 12:18PM

The child was in a wet swimsuit when she was handcuffed and taken into custody at an adult jail.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

Justice Department to Begin Collecting Racial Profiling Data

by Brentin Mock on April 28 2014, 1:00PM

The Justice Department will start tabulating stop-and-frisk frequency and racial bias.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Politics

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 2:30PM

Temperatures hit a heat index of 149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

When Police Kill, Should They Judge Themselves?

by Carla Murphy on April 24 2014, 12:15PM

Wisc. first in the nation to say, no

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 1:44PM

The Obama Administration wants to free more people unfairly imprisoned from jail

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

Concussion Studies: From NFL Players to Jailed Youth

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 10:03AM

New research looks at high rates of concussions among jailed youth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

More Voting Rights Restoration Coming for Virginia

by Brentin Mock on April 18 2014, 10:01AM

Anyone with drug felony convictions in Virginia will now be eligible for automatic voting rights restoration.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, /NOW

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

Prison Rape: Getting From Punchline to Serious Crime

by Carla Murphy on April 18 2014, 7:00AM

A status check on the under-reported effort to protect prisoners from sexual violence

Topics: Criminal Justice

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

NYPD Disbands Muslim-Spying Unit

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 5:15PM

Does this mean the end of post-9/11 dragnet tactics?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 12:05PM

What’s to be done about it?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

How the Outcome of the Muslim Spying Case Impacts Everyone

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh on April 15 2014, 7:00AM

Attorney Omar Farah argues that the dismissal of Hassan v. New York carves out an exception to basic protections that can easily be applied to any other group.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

Calif. Leads on Making Crime Victims of Color Visible

by Carla Murphy on April 14 2014, 10:05AM

Victims in high crime areas don’t receive as much attention as perpetrators

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

AG Holder Tweaks F.B.I. Racial Profiling Rules

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 10:48AM

Compromise rules hold implications for U.S. Muslim and Latino communities in particular

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

New York Governor Drops Prison Education Plan

by Carla Murphy on April 7 2014, 2:42PM

Defeat demonstrates continued resistance to prison reform

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

NYPD (Finally) Gets Independent Oversight

by Carla Murphy on March 28 2014, 5:55PM

Impact remains to be seen on NJ Muslims seeking to end NYPD surveillance of their communities

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Middle Eastern Man Killed Outside Home Depot

Middle Eastern Man Killed Outside Home Depot

by Carla Murphy on March 27 2014, 5:15PM

Police believe murder was racially motivated

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW