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Kamala Harris: 'I Take Full Responsibility' For Decisions I Made As A Prosecutor
The new presidential candidate has faced criticism from some on the left over her record as a district attorney and California's attorney general.
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Prosecute Donald Trump To The Full Extent Of The Law
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Because letting elites off the hook for their crimes is how we got a President Trump in the first place.
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Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill
While it does not go as far as proponents would like, the bill is the most sweeping prison reform agreement that Congress has passed in decades.
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Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Have Had An Incarcerated Family Member: Report
And black adults were three times as likely as white ones to have close family in jail or prison for over a year, per a study from Cornell University and Fwd.us.
Jared Kushner Calls U.S. Criminal Justice System The 'Best In The World.' It's Not.
One popular ranking places it at 20th, behind nations including Finland, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.
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Mitch McConnell Will Let Senate Vote On Criminal Justice Bill
The Senate leader is really upset, though, that lawmakers may have to be in Washington between Christmas and the new year.
Trump Impeachment Talk Grows
After court filings indicated that prosecutors believe Trump committed a felony, there’s fresh speculation that he could be impeached.
William Barr Chosen As New Attorney General
President Donald Trump has announced that William Barr will replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, a role Barr held under President George H.W. Bush.
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The First Step Act Is A Step Not Worth Taking
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We need real criminal justice reform. Not a half-measure that lets legislators off the hook.
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Meek Mill Demands Improved Prisoner Rights In Emotional Op-Ed
The rapper, who was released from prison earlier this year on controversial charges, urged for prison reform.
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Donald Trump Endorses Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill
The bill, backed by Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, would bring major changes to the federal prison system.
Millions Of Voters Could Be About To Significantly Reform The Criminal Justice System
Crime is at its lowest levels in decades, yet the nation’s inmate population remains extremely high.
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The ACLU’s Next Political Move: Jumping Into The Georgia Governor’s Race
The group is spending $800,000 to remind voters of Stacey Abrams’ work on criminal justice reform.
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‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections For Crime Victims Sound Great, But Could Cause Problems
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Ballot initiatives in six states are part of a nationwide campaign to elevate crime victims’ rights.
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'Serial' Podcast Is Returning For A Third Season
The celebrated spinoff of "This American Life" is back later this month, with new episodes launching each Thursday.
California Ends Cash Bail
Now defendants will be freed before trial depending on their risk to public safety and not their ability to pay bail money. But some say the new law doesn’t go far enough.
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California Becomes First State To Pass Law Ending All Use Of Money Bail
Reform groups argue the bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown won't do enough to shift the criminal justice status quo.
Watch This Herd Of Cows Help Florida Cops Catch A Runaway Suspect
This story sounds like a load of bull -- but watch for yourself as these cows steer cops straight to a runaway suspect.
Voters Oust Michael Brown Prosecutor
In the Democratic primary for St, Louis County prosecutor, incumbent Robert McCulloch lost to Wesley Bell.
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St. Louis Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Didn't Bring Charges In Cop Killing Of Michael Brown
In a remarkable win for reformers, Wesley Bell, a city council member in Ferguson, Missouri, upset Robert McCulloch in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
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If You Want To End Racism, Stop Forgiving Racists
America loves to extend unconditional forgiveness to racists, and it's going to be our downfall.
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Larry Nassar Blames Judge For Prison Assault, Files Appeal For New Sentence
Nassar's lawyer suggested Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's castigation of the disgraced doctor laid the groundwork for the alleged assault.
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California Prosecutor Refuses To Allow DNA Test That Could Exonerate Inmate
Kenneth Moore has spent decades behind bars for crimes he claims he did not commit. The Alameda County district attorney's office is refusing him a chance to prove his innocence.
The Privilege Of Being Arrested As A White Woman
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I’m shocked at how seamlessly my arrest played out.
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Addiction Should Not Be Punishable By Deportation
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Even immigrants with green cards can be deported for a single conviction related to a controlled substance.
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NFL Players Say Trump's Pardons Aren't Enough To Fix A Broken System
They suggested Trump issue a mass pardon for prisoners who have already served many years for nonviolent drug crimes.
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