Former police officer George Gascón set himself apart early in his career. Now, Gascón is serving as the Los Angeles District Attorney, where he can help set policy.
The United States Supreme Court denied the appeal of Brett Jones,. Jones killed his grandfather in self-defense when he was 15 years old. The opinion, delivered by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stands for the proposition that judges should have discretion to sentence youth offenders as they
The school to prison pipeline perpetuates mass incarceration and generational trauma, and it disproportionately affects students of color.
Intergenerational incarceration is a term used to describe when family members from more than one generation enter the justice system. For example, a father and son who both spend time in prison experience intergenerational incarceration.
The prison industrial complex is a term used to describe the ways in which government and industry commingle to address national problems.
Prison policies imply that parenting while incarcerated is a privilege, but kids with parents in prison are the ones paying the price.
Video surfaced of police officers harassing and assaulting Army Lt. Caron Nazario during a traffic stop. Some argue that citizens are safe if they comply during traffic stops. Others note how frequently traffic stops lead to violent interactions with police.
Homelessness after reentry remains one of the biggest obstacles for formerly incarcerated people, though. Without a safe place to live, many end up back in prison.
From public housing to grant programs to welfare assistance, having a felony record can prevent you from accessing government support programs. For people reentering society, these obstacles only exacerbate other difficulties in life after prison.