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.
The rapper's experience with probation is far from unusual for ex-prisoners.
Girls, many of whom have suffered a range of trauma at home, make up a growing share of children arrested and detained across the country.
The president's recent Task Force on 21st Century Policing had one big omission: historical context. If we are going to reform police behavior, that means recognizing the underpinnings of African-American discrimination in the United States and using it as a launching point for a broader dialogue.
Cory Booker and Rand Paul’s REDEEM Act.