With no good place to stash profits and a patchwork of local laws, some businesses will make inviting targets for cops—who might get help from the feds.
The president's budget would eliminate loan forgiveness for people who become public defenders—which could make America's criminal justice crisis even worse.
Cops in "Buzzkill County" swear they aren't targeting stoners who just left Colorado. But the arrest numbers there are eye-popping.
Politicians in both parties have been trying to overhaul the process by which police confiscate the cash and belongings they think have some vague connection to crime. Then Donald Trump happened.
A recent VICE investigation suggests this would be a disaster for families without raising much cash for the state.
In the Texas prison system, illness is just another way for the state to profit on the back of inmates.
The criminal charges lean heavily on social media activity by young men of color.
America is about to find out what happens when you mix big data with so-called risk factors like race.
Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
Overworked public defenders say they're being forced to take on cases under threat of jail time in what amounts to a criminal justice nightmare.
The NYPD has used StingRay trackers more than 1,000 times since 2008 for cases ranging from prank 9-1-1 calls to murder.
"Project Heat" tells the story of life in East New York's Pink Houses just as an NYPD cop faces trial for accidentally killing a resident.