4,000 people who have been under home confinement could go back to prison if Biden doesn't commute their sentences.
Understandably, the lockdown limited many people's movement and comfort. As a formerly incarcerated person, this shouldn't be compared to prison.
Cotton was talking about the crime spike occurring in some cities in the US, where more people are incarcerated per capita than anywhere else.
The financial toll of a conviction is incredibly limiting for minorities, who represent 80% of those with convictions.
Hundreds of incarcerated people and staff at jails and prisons in Texas have died from coronavirus, according to a new report by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. 102 out of the 190 incarcerated individuals in prison who died from coronavirus were eligible for parole and 11 of […]
A federal judge says the IRS cannot withhold COVID-19 stimulus checks from prisoners, The Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Legislation passed in March that provided for the $US1,200 payments to individuals does not explicitly bar prisoners from receiving them. But the IRS later determined incarcerated people were ineligible, telling corrections […]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Friday that allows formerly incarcerated firefighters to have their nonviolent criminal records expunged. Over 1,200 incarcerated people are currently serving as firefighters in California, paid a couple of dollars per day for their service. “This legislation rights a historic wrong and recognises […]
Professor David Mills is a senior lecturer at Stanford Law School, and Emily Galvin-Almanza is a former public defender and the executive director of Partners for Justice. They write that unless the US acts now, there’s a high probability that as many as 100,000 people who pass through our jails […]
Los Angeles, home to the largest county jail system in the country, is actively reducing its jail population and reducing daily police arrests. “Our population within our jails is a vulnerable population just by who they are, where they are located, so we’re protecting that population from potential exposure,” LA […]
Following a string of deaths and prison riots, the Justice Department announced Wednesday that it would investigate some of Mississippi’s most notorious correctional facilities. The Mississippi state government’s own health department has shown that prisoners live with roaches and overflowing sewage. Jay-Z‘s philanthropic organisation Roc Nation, the ACLU and SPLC […]
Sara Bennett, a photographer, advocate, and former criminal-defence lawyer, gives people a look at what it’s like for women serving life sentences in prison. Her photo series “Looking Inside: Portraits of Women Serving Life Sentences” features women serving life sentences at the Bedford Hills and Taconic correctional facilities in New […]
Televerde, a sales and marketing company that works with SAP,Adobe,Microsoft,Dell, and others, provides training and employment for currently and formerly incarcerated women in Arizona and Indiana. At Televerde, these women have the opportunity to save some money, get promoted, and possibly even find themselves on a career track there after […]
Progressives are voicing outrage over a bill being pushed by the Republican-dominated Florida state legislature to limit the number of former felons who can vote. The GOP-sponsored bill would require former felons to pay all of their court fees and fines before they’re re-enfranchised. Critics, including Hillary Clinton and Rep. […]
Rapper Meek Mill and billionaire entrepreneur Michael Rubin explained how their friendship has transformed into a partnership to fight for criminal justice reform at Business Insider’s annual IGNITION conference on Tuesday. Mill was incarcerated again last year, against the recommendation of the prosecutor and his probation office, last year – […]
President Donald Trump celebrated a rare moment of bipartisan unity on Wednesday when he announced his support for the First Step Act, a major sentencing reform bill. Trump’s backing prompted a wave of relief for the bill’s conservative backers, following a painstaking process to win over everyone from sceptical Republican […]
In the US, prison is synonymous with punishment...
The number of Americans in prison jumped over...