Putting on a uniform impacts some people's mindset and behavior in problematic ways.
New research finds the stereotype of a racist cop decreases officers' sense of moral authority, which may make them more likely to resort to coercive tactics.
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
Since 2011 inmate-on-inmate homicides have risen 46 percent in county jails statewide compared with the seven years before.
After Illinois cut funding for mental-health services, Cook County Jail now handles a large portion of the state's patients. A new book tells their story.
Under lucrative arrangements, states are increasingly leasing prisoners to harvest food for American consumers at a rate not seen since Jim Crow.
As officer interactions with black and Hispanic Americans are increasingly captured on film, courts still aren't ruling against police.
The NYC subway saboteur gazed into the surveillance state. What looked back?
Since 2006 the state has struggled to deal with a cascading series of problems with its prisons and is now undergoing its biggest transformation since 1851.
Inmates held in the DeKalb County Jail have been railing against conditions there. A social media post has brought attention to their pleas.
Denver residents voted to decriminalize magic mushrooms, in the process ending a 65-year smear campaign against an unwitting MKUltra study subject.
Lawsuits used to be a path to prison reform, but they're now an uphill battle for prisoners and their families.
The vote comes amid concerns that the technology violates civil liberties and is subject to racial biases.
China and Hong Kong have started using tech to create "smart" prisons. Should the U.S. consider following their lead?
New research suggests that "broken windows" policing has resulted in more young people getting arrested for trivial offenses—especially young people of color.
In November, voters passed an amendment restoring the right to vote for those convicted of a felony, but new legislation could diminish its potential impact.
The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy.