In a little noticed tweak, minor offenses such as underage drinking or shoplifting could lead to people being deported, critics warned.
Embezzlement and selling drugs near a school are among the offenses some states classify as "violent."
A new project is teaching habitual offenders to change how they think—and act—with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Peter Borenstein is a young LA attorney who's carved out a niche helping ex-prisoners who believe they were the victim of fraud or theft while locked up.
In California, families were billed for their kids' incarceration—even when they were innocent. Now some of them are getting checks in the mail.
A years-long public defender crisis in one of the harshest states in America keeps getting uglier.
Long-term isolation is rapidly losing ground as an accepted practice in the world of juvenile corrections. But for youth advocates, ending solitary will take more work.
Now that the criminal case against them has collapsed, these Baltimore cops are going after their prosecutor.
Claustrophobic rooms and the presumption of guilt have been accepted practice for decades—and a staple of shows like 'Law and Order.' But actual cops are changing their ways.
A sampling of suggestions from young people on how to run juvenile detention centers in America.
A field trip to jails and prisons after Trump's election suggests criminal justice reform will continue even if the feds don't make it easy.
Both candidates are talking tough—one literally shoots a machine gun in his TV ads—two years after Michael Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson.