Today, incarcerated persons are eligible for the Pell Grant. This was not always the case, and more work can still be done today.
The use-of-force and duty-to-intervene standards in policing leave room for excessive force. They also may be targeting certain groups.
The concept of restorative justice is a bit different than how it is used as a term. What is restorative justice? Here is a breakdown.
As part of valuing rehabilitation over punishment, almost all states have Raise the Age laws. But, why are these laws so important?
Recently, some states have decided to limit the use of solitary confinement, but the practice is still widely used throughout the U.S.
At the time of publishing this article, around 4.5 million Americans are under some form of supervision. When justice-impacted people are on probation, there are certain rules they must follow. When someone violates those rules, it can lead to going back to prison.
The Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) was introduced to determine charges for crack and powder cocaine. In the FSA, it uses a 18:1 ratio for crack and powder cocaine, where 18 grams of powder cocaine or 1 gram of crack cocaine may result in
Psilocybin, a psychedelic compound found in the mushroom Psilocybe cubensis, has been studied for its impact on criminality and recidivism. With positive feedback, each study encourages looking at psilocybin to lower recidivism and criminal behaviors.
Freedom of religion is a protected right under the U.S. Constitution, even in prisons. But, the country also advocates for the separation of church and state. Laws protecting and separating religious freedom creates complex circumstances for some religious practices.