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Incarcerated writers reflect on the pain, joy, and other complicated emotions associated with getting in the so-called "holiday spirit" in prison.
Chris Blackwell, Antoine E. Davis, Jonathan Kirkpatrick, Aaron Edward Olson & Raymond Williams
Advocates of assisted outpatient treatment say it could reduce homelessness and mass shootings. Critics call it incarceration by another name.
There has been a ‘parabolic increase’ in cities and states giving tenants a right to counsel to help fight evictions.
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.
Several states, including Maryland, are considering bills to protect minors from abusive police interrogations.
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
The attorney, who is a person formerly convicted of a felony, has attracted support and praise from people around the country.
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.
Sheriffs wield enormous power, and they can direct it in ways that will help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect incarcerated people.
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.
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.
Right now, only the whitest states—Maine and Vermont—allow prisoners to vote. Washington, D.C., could change that.
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.
More states are giving undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses, but many DMVs are sharing their information with ICE.
If his conviction stands, it could criminalize people who refuse to do things like unlock their phones or garages at police request.
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.
Despite a 2015 Supreme Court ruling limiting the mandatory minimum law, few people are seeing relief.
The King County Sheriff's Office told reporters Tommy Le had a knife. He was actually holding a pen.