Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
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.
Facial recognition technology can be used to prevent criminal activity. But, in London, one study shows the police system gets it wrong 81 percent of the time.
Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure making the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt.
The legislation, which disproportionately affects black voters, will prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting.
Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they occupy a street demanding that Hong Kong's leader step down on June 17th, 2019, in Hong Kong, China.
New research finds that black sheriffs have different priorities from their white counterparts.
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.
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.
In Illinois and Wisconsin, laws restricting post-incarceration name changes are leaving trans people with government IDs that don't align with their gender identities.
Civil rights advocates argue such arrests dissuade immigrants from seeking the protection of the law.
Bernie Sanders supports expanding the U.S franchise to people in prison. Pete Buttigieg does not. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are unsure.
Protesters organized by the Fraternal Order of Police call for the removal of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on April 1st, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois.
Immigrants with certain prior criminal convictions will now be placed in detention without the opportunity to petition for release.
The Supreme Court will weigh whether Lee Boyd Malvo, now 34, should have a lessened sentence for his role in this crime that he took part in when he was a minor.