Even among progressives, the debate over police department budgets shows gaps in approaches to local and federal police reform.
Scientists have made note of how COVID-19 in prisons affects local communities and exacerbates the pandemic for all Americans. Now, with the Delta variant causing renewed alarm, it is important to understand how infection inside prisons could fuel outbreaks around the country.
Historical data supports the assertion that crime is down; however, preliminary analysis from 2020 suggests that the crime decline may stall, or end altogether.
Before unpacking any new discussion of crime rates in America, it’s helpful to know the methodology used to identify crime rates in the report and how that data compares with previous reports.
As COVID-19 infection rates slow throughout the United States, 74-year-old Gwen Levi is back behind bars, one more example of how technical parole violations drive mass incarceration in America.
The danger of racially homogenous juries is well-documented, but laws that exclude people with criminal records from serving on a jury whitewash juries by default.
Pride may have its origins in an event that transpired more than 50 years ago, but community members continue to experience brutality and discrimination from police departments.
Incarceration rates for people with disabilities far exceed incarceration rates for the general public. This is especially true for those with cognitive disabilities, and disproportionately affects people of color with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are also more vulnerable to police violence, and to sexual assault
According to the Children’s Defense Fund, the American justice system arrests and detains almost 2,000 people under the age of 18 every single day. In 2018, more than 700,000 children were arrested. On any given night, facilities house over 40,000 children and about 1,000 are
On May 25, 2020 former officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. Video of the incident sparked nationwide protests and public demand for justice reform. One year later, Floyd’s name has become synonymous with criminal justice reform, from new laws that ban chokeholds to omnibus bills