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Justice Dept. Hires Compliance Expert In Fight Against Corporate Crime

5 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The department says the new expert will play a big role in determining whether businesses targeted for prosecution have engaged in systemic misconduct or whether the criminal activity is limited.

Federal Prisons Could Release 1,000 Times More Drug Offenders Than Obama Did

7 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published by the Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for its newsletter, or follow the Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Robert Shipp was 21 when a federal judge sentenced him to die in prison for selling crack. Show More Summary

How Can Obama Fulfill His Pledges for Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform and Redeem His Policy Legacy?

In a July 14 speech to the NAACP, President Obama proposed sweeping reform of America's criminal justice system, and I am thrilled. Between this groundbreaking speech, his unprecedented visit to a federal prison on July 16 and tomorrow's...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Reveals the Shocking Truth About Our Broken Criminal Justice System

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock In a piece for the Georgetown Law Review, Alex Kozinski, a Reagan-appointed California judge, explains why Americans need to open their eyes and realize that the U.S. justice system is far from just. Rather, according to...Show More Summary

Getting as Serious About Prevention as We Are About Punishment

President Obama recently shone the national spotlight on our criminal justice system; a system which has historically and disproportionately impacted communities of color, is costing taxpayers too much money, and hasn't been smart or efficient enough in addressing the factors that push people to come in contact with the system in the first place. Show More Summary

Op-ed: The Far-Reaching Consequences of Dating App Racism

The not-so-curious case of Michael Johnson illuminates the way racial 'preferences' on dating apps conspire with a biased criminal justice system to criminalize HIV-positive gay black men. 1 - Name: w-line read more

DOJ Looks at Alleged Sikorsky Overcharging | Marines Shop Sniper Rifles | Star-Crossed ALIS System Updated in F-35s

Americas The US Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into alleged overcharging of the Navy through a contract handed to a Sikorsky business unit in 2006. The contract allegedly saw Sikorsky Support Services Inc subcontract another subsidiary – Derco Aerospace – for T-34 and T-44 aircraft spare parts, adding overheads and profit in […]

Ending Mass Incarceration, But Not for Immigrants: A Tale of Two Policies

While the critical subject of a runaway U.S. criminal justice system is gaining momentum toward reforms, the Obama Administration is vigorously defending the mass detention of non-U.S. citizens, including the detention of women and children. Show More Summary

Why the Dichotomy Between Racial and Economic Justice is a False One

Racial justice amounts to far more than dismantling our racist criminal justice system. Yesterday, Vox’s Dara Lind published a post analyzing what this past weekend’s protests at Netroots Nation tell us about splits within the progressive movement. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Speaks On Sandra Bland: ‘We Must Reform Our Criminal Justice System

Bernie Sanders is working to the set the record straight over his position on African American rights. After Sanders was forced off stage by Black Lives Matter protesters at a Netroots Nation gathering in Phoenix, he’s been under pressure to express his support of African Americans. Show More Summary

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent. This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in the U.S. Show More Summary

Stop executing the mentally ill: The real story of the death penalty and our broken criminal justice system

We're killing people who do not even know they are on death row. Basic humanity and morality demands a new approach

Emerging Details in Sandra Bland Case Point To Faults In The Criminal Justice System

Almost two weeks have passed since Illinois native Sandra Bland was pulled over by police for a moving violation. Within three days, she was found dead in her jail cell. Police say Sandra Bland killed herself. Friends, family and activists say police killed her. Show More Summary

This footage offers a rare glimpse into what cops talk about after highly charged encounters

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. The attention-grabbing...Show More Summary

The Nonviolent Offenders Congress Forgot

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. With President...Show More Summary

Here’s how our criminal justice system is biased — according to science

last weekNews : The Raw Story

From start to finish, the system reflects the problems and biases of the humans who run it....

There’s a scientific reason for the racism built into America’s criminal justice system

From start to finish, the system reflects the problems and biases of the humans who run it

The Tyranny of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

How can the life of such a man Be in the palm of some fool’s hand? To see him obviously framed Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land Where justice is a game.—Bob Dylan, “Hurricane”     Justice in America is not all it’s cracked up to be. Just ask...Read More

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