Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, was released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight – and what was probably a bogus arrest.
One of the authors of "Encounters with Police: A Black Man's Guide to Survival" talks about Sandra Bland's controversial arrest in Texas and how people of color can attempt to avoid police brutality.
On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Though Rikers Island has gotten the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals.
It seems that those who are on trial are often unconsciously judged by not just the evidence on hand, but their facial appearance.
The 28-year-old Black Lives Matter activist was reportedly about to start a new job when she got pulled over last Friday near Houston.
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.
As a recent touring group of US officials found out, German inmates wear their own clothes, cook their own meals and aren't put in solitary for more than eight hours at a time.
President Obama's security detail still brands ex-cons—regardless of the nature of their crime or what they've been up to since—as suspect.
In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.