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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
CBS News: As coronavirus seeps into prisons, activists push for the release of vulnerable inmates »
The nearly 2.3 million people incarcerated across America are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, activists...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Timothy Head: Here’s how we can flatten the curve behind bars »
The coronavirus poses a threat to everyone, regardless of age, sex, or nationality. But it’s a particularly big threat for...
Friday, March 20, 2020
USA Today: Prisons restrict inmates, staffers' movements as they try to keep coronavirus out »
WASHINGTON – More than 500,000 inmates in the nation’s largest prison systems were on near-lockdown this week as authoriti...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Sen. Jeff Brandes: Black defendants spend more time in jail for the same crimes. »
Not long ago, the Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan national think tank, released a report showing that racial an...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Crime Report: 1994 Federal Crime Law Helped Cut 200,000 Sentences: Study »
The wide-ranging anticrime law passed by Congress in 1994 generally is known as a “tough on crime” measure because it incr...