In early June, advocates gathered in Albany to lobby for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. The bill seeks potential sentencing relief for those charged with crimes related to abuse against them.
What is it about the bail bond system in the U.S. that for many critics -- including, judges, prosecutors and bar associations -- is so odious, so unfair, and indeed one of the dirty secrets in criminal law?
During the last two decades, state spending on prisons grew by 127%, six times the rate of spending on higher education. Policymakers should be able to propose sentencing reform without fear of being labeled "soft on crime."
Civil rights activist Catrina Wallace, who received national attention for her role in organizing protests around the Jena Six case, was convicted today of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
uch of the public and nearly all of law enforcement have trouble imagining that the innocent get charged, let alone convicted. That feeling is something those of us who defend cases are all too familiar with.