For decades, federal law has treated crack cocaine differently than powder cocaine for sentencing. The EQUAL Act changes that for good.
The U.S. House passed the EQUAL Act this week, but U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says it will halt criminal justice reform as a whole.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark legislation that would end the sentencing disparity in cocaine offenses.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón plans to dismiss nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions as part of criminal justice reform.
The BOP is reportedly weighing a move to MailGuard, a decision that will impair the privacy and efficiency of prison "snail mail."
Alabama's prison problems got the Department of Justice's attention, but will new construction be enough to fix them? Advocates say no.
A Louisiana State Police Trooper was indicted for using excessive force against a Black motorist, a charge he faces in other cases, too.
An egregious case of prosecutor misconduct from Texas is making headlines as the judiciary passes blame for the public perception of judges.
A slate of jail reform bills in Michigan based on task-force recommendations could serve as an example for states across the country.