If passed, New York would follow three other states that have passed "Clean Slate" laws in as many years.
In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.
Failing to significantly reduce jail populations could result in 100,000 more deaths than currently projected, a new ACLU report says.
The coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country. Experts warn that jails and prisons are especially vulnerable to an outbreak.
Famed First Amendment attorney James Goodale discusses the criminalization of journalism and the U.S. government's crackdown on whistleblowers.
Last year, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment restoring rights to 1.4 million people. For many, a new law may stand in the way.
From New York to Colorado and states in between, lawmakers are tackling criminal justice reform. Experts, however, warn that not enough is being done.
California passed a law abolishing money bail. (Hurray.) It also grants sweeping powers to judges to lock up defendants at will, indiscriminately, however. (?!?!) Grassroots prison reform groups were
It appears Democrats and Republicans agree that permanently stripping someone's right to vote is a bad idea.
Sadly, the country yet again has to confront a deadly shooting. There will be memorials, and necessary news coverage about how students and teachers acted with bravery while their school was being ter
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