New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.
Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.
Elliott Earl Williams' tragic death in an Oklahoma jail cell represents a damning indictment of the criminal justice system's treatment of not just Black men, but the mentally ill and U.S. veterans.
The 49ers quarterback donated his sneaker collection to orphanages and homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay area.
As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, NewsOne takes a look at some of his most impressive wins.
President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 nonviolent federal drug offenders. The president plans to continue commuting the sentences of low-level offenders until his term ends.
Underscoring his calls for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 42 people who were locked up as non-violent drug offenders, reports AFP. The harsh prison terms were doled out under “outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws,” the White House said in a statement. Most were “small-time drug dealers […]
Forty-one-year-old Aitabdel Salem, a native of Algeria, spent five months on New York's Rikers Island because, uhm, officials failed to tell him that bail was set at $2.
Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.
The effort to overhaul the criminal justice system has received a major boost from a group of senators on both sides of the aisle. On Thursday, Republicans and Democrats announced the details of a reworked criminal justice reform bill that previously stalled last November. Some of the legislation remains unchanged, such as giving judges the discretion to give lesser […]
Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, declines to endorse a presidential candidate. Rice explained in a post that none of the solutions she's seen incorporates community input.
When asked by Terina Allen, the sister of Sam Dubose -- a Black man fatally shot by former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last year -- about police accountability, Sanders insisted that institutional racism police reform would be priority if he were to become president.