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The Feds Will Rely On Media Reports To Help Count In-Custody Deaths. Here's Why That's An Issue.

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department needs to put pressure on law enforcement agencies to proactively report deaths of individuals as a result of pol...

A Youth Prison Mirrors Adult Corrections

Liz Ryan | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime
Liz Ryan

We're using the mnemonic, l-o-c-k-e-d u-p, to show some of the main characteristics of a youth prison in a series of articles, Locked Up: What is a Yo...

Trump Is Usually Wrong But He's Right on This One

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 05.27.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Trump always gets press but the fact that he's hired three people who've done time shouldn't be as newsy as it is. We make hiring people convicted of felonies a bigger deal than it should be.

Recidivism Rates Don't Snitch on Repeat Offenders

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 11.17.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

I would say in not passing the Criminal Justice Commission Act before other reform bills like the Sentence Reform and Corrections Act, we put the cart before the horse but, since we are releasing thousands of people from federal prisons right now, the horse isn't around anymore.

He Needed More Time

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 10.19.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

We don't give Jim Webb enough credit. He started this whole criminal justice reform movement. If only we had given him more time.

Suicides In Jails On The Rise: Report

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The number of people who died by suicide in local jails ticked up in 2013, even as the overall jail population declined, according to a new report. Be...

The James Holmes Trial and the Insanity Defense

Adam Banner | Posted 06.01.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Scammers and Safeguard Your Financial Health

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're presented with a document, such as a contract or an agreement, and you don't fully understand it, don't sign it.

Criminal U: America's Most Successful Institution Educating the Poor

Mike Green | Posted 09.07.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.

Does Obama Have the Back of Our Children Too?

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Eli Verschleiser

It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

Why Is the African American Imprisonment Rate Higher Than Whites?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

The Emancipation Proclamation took place a hundred and fifty years ago. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order delivered by President A...

System Failure: Sexual Victimization in Illinois Juvenile Prisons

John Maki | Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago
John Maki

In a recently released national study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that 15 percent of youth incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) reported they were victims of sexual assault by staff or other detained youth.

John Rudolf

Crime Is UP, Despite FBI Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.17.2012 | Crime

Violent crime rates across the U.S. jumped by about 18 percent, and property crimes rose by 11 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to a report re...

Launched by Australian Visionary, U.S. Peace Index Hits Year Two

Jim Luce | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Jim Luce

The U.S. Peace Index was launched last year with the aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

Sexual Abuse Shatters the Lives of Inmates

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lovisa Stannow

Last week, like most weeks, Just Detention International received some 40 letters from survivors of sexual abuse in detention -- still behind bars, unable to get away from their assailants.

What's Costlier Than A Government Run Prison? A Private One

Aug. 18, 2010 | D.M. Levine, Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FORTUNE -- Early this month, three convicted murderers escaped from a prison in Kingman, a small town along Route 66 in northwest Arizona. According t...

Getting Serious About Prison Rape

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

Prison rape has long been a staple of jokes on late night TV, but otherwise it has been ignored as an unseemly but intractable problem of our prisons.