Civil Rights division
Stabbings, gang rapes, and rats: DOJ gives Alabama 49 days to fix "cruel and unusual" prisons
The DOJ released a scathing 56-page report on Wednesday that details the "deplorable conditions" in 16 Alabama prisons.
Justice Department switches sides in another huge voting rights case
Trump's civil rights pick has made a career fighting for corporate rights
How will Jeff Sessions go after hate crimes?
Can Obama’s Justice Department Actually Curb Police Brutality?
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
Criminal Justice Reformer Vanita Gupta Just Got Way More Powerful
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.
Feds Overseeing Police Investigation Into Backseat Shooting of Victor White III
White's family is dumbfounded by the notion that he shot himself in the front of his right chest while his hands were cuffed behind him.
Mary Emily O'Hara