Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
Algorithmic prejudices can create inequalities. But in doing so, they might help lawyers pinpoint discrimination where they could not in the past.
If the package is signed into law, Scott Walker's unforgiving clemency legacy could continue.
And that might actually be a good thing.
To be successful, re-entry programs must work to facilitate more interaction between former inmates and potential role models in their new neighborhoods.
Texas A&M researchers explain how community-based programs rehabilitate juvenile offenders better, and for less money, than correctional facilities.
Community courts across the country are fighting judicial backlog and lowering re-arrest rates.
Achieving one of those results is hard enough. And recent experiments suggest we may not be able to have both even if we want to.
A new longitudinal study of incarcerated felons produces a nuanced answer.
In California and beyond, an unprecedented "experiment" is giving tens of thousands of non-violent offenders the chance of alternatives to prison. Most have severe drug problems. What are their prospects?
While giving the public notice of sex offenders living in their midst reduces sex crime overall, it doesn't seem to keep convicted offenders from striking again.
Drug courts can help ease the U.S. prison population and usher America into the civilized world when it comes to prosecuting drug-use offenses.
Researchers at Seton Hall and New America Foundation track the Pentagon's claims that released Guantanamo detainees 'returned to battle.'