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Advocates of assisted outpatient treatment say it could reduce homelessness and mass shootings. Critics call it incarceration by another name.
Aug 04, 2022
There has been a ‘parabolic increase’ in cities and states giving tenants a right to counsel to help fight evictions.
Jun 01, 2021
Only 7 percent of tenants in the state have legal representation in eviction proceedings. A bill in the Connecticut house is trying to change that.
May 03, 2021
Several states, including Maryland, are considering bills to protect minors from abusive police interrogations.
Mar 25, 2021
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
Feb 18, 2021
The attorney, who is a person formerly convicted of a felony, has attracted support and praise from people around the country.
Oct 20, 2020
The onset of COVID-19—and the need for social distancing—gave an unexpected boost to efforts against plans for a new prison in Washington.
May 04, 2020
Sheriffs wield enormous power, and they can direct it in ways that will help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect incarcerated people.
Mar 18, 2020
The Washington State Patrol has added thousands of old sealed juvenile records to a database it shares with law enforcement agencies across the country—erasing for many their chance of a clean slate.
Sep 24, 2019
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is partnering with a technology nonprofit to expunge tens of thousands of minor marijuana convictions. Other jurisdictions could follow.
Aug 30, 2019
Right now, only the whitest states—Maine and Vermont—allow prisoners to vote. Washington, D.C., could change that.
Jun 12, 2019
Washington detains more children for status offenses such as truancy and running away than any other state in the country. State lawmakers want to change that.
Mar 19, 2019
More states are giving undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, but many DMVs are sharing their information with ICE.
Dec 21, 2018
If his conviction stands, it could criminalize people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request.
Oct 17, 2018
This fall, however, an initiative goes to voters that would change the law on deadly force by the police, which has led to no officer there being convicted of wrongfully killing someone in the line of duty in more than 30 years.
Sep 20, 2018
Despite a 2015 Supreme Court ruling limiting the mandatory minimum law, few people are seeing relief.
Sep 11, 2018
The King County Sheriff's Office told reporters Tommy Le had a knife. He was actually holding a pen.
Jun 18, 2018
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