WASHINGTON -- In a scorching speech from the Senate floor on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the American criminal justice system is rigged in favor of the wealthy, and condemned new legislation that would make it harder to prosecute bank fraud. "There are two legal systems," Warren said. Show More Summary
The Netfilx hit true-crime series “Making a Murderer” leaves many people wondering: Just how common is the story of a wrongful conviction in America’s criminal justice system? Too common, according a new report that tracks exonerations. Researchers...Show More Summary
Yup, the criminal justice system is super broken. After being jailed for 2 years in Rikers and still fighting to clear his name for a crime even the victim's family doesn't think he committed, Enger Javier now wants to be a lawyer. [Gawker] Emotional tale of the lives behind mandatory minimums, though this one might have a happy ending. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading House Republican says a bipartisan overhaul of the nation's criminal justice system could end up waiting until next year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has already passed legislation easing prison terms for some nonviolent offenders.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron ordered on Sunday to make a review of the country's criminal justice system to investigate into possible bias against black and minority ethnic (BAME) defendants.
Since it debuted on Netflix last month, Making A Murderer has become a cultural talking point about the criminal justice system and specifically about the guilt or innocence of Steven Avery. Last night, Dateline (1.4/5) took on the issue in "The State of Wisconsin vs. Show More Summary
The principle that defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty stands at the core of the U.S. criminal justice system. Yet in jails around the country, hundreds of thousands of people whose guilt has yet to be determined in a court of law are behind bars, many of them simply because they can't afford bail. In Connecticut, Gov. Show More Summary
According to a rights group, black Americans are being disproportionately arrested and prosecuted at all levels of the US criminal justice system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort...Show More Summary
Five years ago, Los Angeles County child welfare officials teamed up with criminal justice experts in the hope of stemming the flow of foster kids into the juvenile justice system. They developed a risk assessment designed to spot youths in the child welfare system who were most likely to commit...
18 documentaries about crime and the criminal justice system you can find on Netflix streaming or Amazon and watch while you sit on your couch or chair or bed or wherever it is that you like to sit. The post 18 Crime Documentaries To Stream and Be Horrified appeared first on Autostraddle.
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. One of the...Show More Summary
When the Bundy siege began in Oregon this month, many were calling for their heads. That's the wrong impulse
More and more Americans--including leaders from both political parties--agree that our criminal justice system is broken. Even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says we can no longer afford "business as usual." There's no debate: mass...Show More Summary
The national push to reform the criminal justice system saw two significant moves Wednesday, one from the law enforcement community and another from the activists who helped launch the conversation in Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael...Show More Summary
The measures would affect low-level offenses such as public urination and public consumption of alcohol, in some cases removing them from the criminal justice system.
A few near-universally-acknowledged truths emerged from Netflix’s hit docuseries Making a Murderer: our criminal justice system is corrupt and dysfunctional, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting are passionate, hard-working men, and district attorney Ken Kratz is an asshole. Read more...
Just a quick note to thank Tom Elliot for flagging some of Hillary Clinton’s disturbing remarks on race and crime last night, and to agree with Wesley Smith’s remarks on same. Her claims of “systemic racism” in our criminal justice system...Show More Summary
When tonight’s Democratic debate waded into the Black Lives Matter movement, NBC’s Lester Holt asked Hillary Clinton if these activists’ perception that “their lives are cheap” is accurate, and Clinton replied “sadly it’s reality.” “And...Show More Summary
"There needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system." The post Clinton And Sanders Call Out America’s Racist Criminal Justice System appeared first on ThinkProgress.