It seems that those who are on trial are often unconsciously judged by not just the evidence on hand, but their facial appearance.
On Monday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people, bringing his total since taking office to 89. I reached out to some old friends from inside to see if they expect a mass exodus from the prison-industrial complex.
Gay marriage is legal and has to be recognized everywhere in the US. Like, right now.
"It certainly looks to be paternalistic," said an Australian law professor.
Years after being raped, Pavan Amara couldn't look in the mirror or bear being touched—even by a doctor. Now, with the NHS, she's set up My Body Back, a clinic for women with the same issues.
Despite many Cambodian New Yorkers' connection to the tragedy, the diaspora here isn't too focused on the proceedings in their home country.
The IPCC report into Duggan's death is yet another failure to protect a family that has lost a loved one at the hands of the police.
In 2012, Benito Vasquez-Hernandez was picked up in California and taken to Oregon to testify against his son in a murder case. He's still there.
Experts say a proposed bill on mandatory sentencing will target young Indigenous Australians.
Not only are US incarceration policies unjust toward minorities and the mentally ill, but they haven't even meaningfully lowered crime, according to the latest studies.
Mike Buchanan is running for office in the UK with his feminist-hating political party, Justice for Men and Boys. But what good do single-issue political parties actually do?
After serving 39 years for a crime he didn't commit, Ricky Jackson is tasting freedom this weekend.
A man who infamously took a sexually explicit photo of a 15-year-old girl who later committed suicide won't do jail time thanks to a judge's ruling yesterday.
Nov 11, 2014
Past mistakes shouldn't make it impossible to pursue an education.
At a time when voting rights are threatened, schools are segregated, and police seem to be doing whatever they feel like to people of color, the appointment of a star reformer to head up the Justice Department's civil rights division offers some hope.
As members of a broadly liberal society, we love to cast judgment on our peers. But castigating shady landlords on the internet may not achieve all that much for average renters.
If you ever went to this thing called school, chances are you've watched a Ken Burns film or three. You might think that you no longer have to sit through that kind of thing, but you probably should.
We traveled to Guantánamo Bay and spoke to a former detainee and guard to find out what life's like at Gitmo.
After Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, the cops' reaction provided a neat snapshot of just about every dangerous aspect of policing in modern America.
Trans writer Sybil Lamb was living in post-Katrina New Orleans when two men beat her with an iron pipe, taking a chunk out of her skull, and left her for dead in a rail yard. She's transformed this experience into a new book called I've Got a Time Bomb…
I was with the ill-fated UN peacekeeping patrol in Lebanon on April 18, 1980, when they were abducted by Mahmoud Bazzi and a group of militiamen from the Israeli-supported South Lebanon Army.
Lewdness in the US military is nothing new, but according to a recent internal report, the Blue Angels, the Navy's iconic flying acrobats, have devolved into a cesspool of degradation, dick pics, and sexual harassment.
If given jail time, he says he'll "get a goddamn gun and shoot myself in the mouth or the ear, one or the other." If he's not bluffing, that's happening this coming Wednesday.
In the past three years, I've sketched many courtrooms and seen the "widget factory" that is the criminal justice system firsthand. Courtrooms are a violent theater. The violence happens off-scene, but the courtroom itself is the performative space, the s…