Criminal Justice Reform

The effort to overhaul the criminal justice system has received a major boost from a group of senators on both sides of the aisle. On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats announced the details of a reworked criminal justice reform bill that previously stalled last November. Some of the legislation remains unchanged, such as giving judges the discretion to give lesser […]

The museum -- which is free to the public from April 19-21 -- will take place on Park Avenue during the United Nations General Assembly Meeting on the world drug problem.

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Hillary Clinton's use of the term "super-predators," said while the then-first lady was supporting the legislation, was used in reference to young black individuals.

A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.

When asked by Terina Allen, the sister of Sam Dubose -- a Black man fatally shot by former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last year -- about police accountability, Sanders insisted that institutional racism police reform would be priority if he were to become president.

The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.

The president says juvenile solitary confinement is overused and has devastating psychological ramifications.

On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here's how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.

Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…

America has long condoned violence against Black women, which is why the viral video of a Texas police officer grabbing an unarmed, bikini-clad teenage girl…