Criminal Justice System

Mainly White-dominated juries have decided police-involved shootings since August 2014. Whites tend to give law enforcement the benefit of any doubt.

Davontae Sanford, 23, who served close to nine years in prison for a quadruple homicide, left prison in Ionia, Michigan, Wednesday.

A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state’s Department of Corrections that resulted in wrongly calculated sentences for about 3 percent of the prison population. At a news conference announcing the error Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he has […]

Does racial bias in America begin inside public school classrooms? Judge for yourself. A new study shows that America’s teachers and administrators frequently address behavioral problems with students strictly along racial lines. The study, which was recently released by the journal Sociology of Education, shows that African-American students with behavioral problems are far more likely […]

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s push for a fairer justice system is literally sending him to prison. As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, Obama will meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling America “a nation of second chances,” President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders on Monday in what the White House hopes will be just one prong of a broader push to make the criminal justice system fairer while saving the government money. Fourteen of those whose […]

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday,…

A judge in Sandy Springs, Ga. last week sentenced a sanitation worker to 30 days behind bars for, well, starting work too early, according to…

A  Mississippi Republican judge has been indicted on an assault charge after striking a mentally disabled man and hurling racial slurs at him last spring…

When it comes to issues concerning race in America, the country isn’t only divided racially, but politically as well. A new poll released by Washington…

When it comes to issues concerning race in America, the country isn’t only divided racially, but politically as well. A new poll released by Washington…