As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities.
Maya Moore has always been known for hitting the big shot on the grandest stage. She just got the biggest assist of her career. A judge on Monday overturned the 1997 burglary and assault convictions of a Missouri man, Jonathon Irons, whose case has been championed by the WNBA star to the point she stepped […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is proposing a criminal justice reform plan that would reduce the costs of incarceration by redirecting funds to education, community policing and rehabilitation in an effort to amend a system he sees as prejudiced against lower-income communities and people of color. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: […]
”Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody–ANYBODY–will praise you,” wrote John Legend on Twitter over the weekend after Donald Trump attacked him and his wife Chrissy Teigen for “taking the praise” for his work with criminal justice reform. In a series of tweets not long before midnight on Monday, Trump tweeted that […]
BOSTON (AP) — During the 22 years he spent in prison after being convicted of killing a Boston police detective, Sean Ellis believed there was something suspicious about the officers who led the murder investigation. He just couldn’t prove it. It would take years of digging and scores of public information requests from his attorneys […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge Tuesday in a deal that resolves a 2007 arrest that has kept him on probation or in prison for most of his adult life. The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the […]
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill’s conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. The unanimous three-judge opinion granted the rapper a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption […]
The single most important position to reform the criminal justice system is not… The President of the United States The Pope The Attorney General of the United States The Head of the FBI or CIA The Speaker of the House The Senate Majority Leader Any of the 50 State Governors Any of the 50 State […]
New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.
Elliott Earl Williams' tragic death in an Oklahoma jail cell represents a damning indictment of the criminal justice system's treatment of not just Black men, but the mentally ill and U.S. veterans.
President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 nonviolent federal drug offenders. The president plans to continue commuting the sentences of low-level offenders until his term ends.
Davontae Sanford, 23, who served close to nine years in prison for a quadruple homicide, left prison in Ionia, Michigan, Wednesday.