Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: Criminal Justice Reform

As Sentencing Reform Goes Into Effect, 3,100...

Months after the First Step Act cleared Congress, the bipartisan legislation has taken effect with more than 3,000 inmates having been released...

Recreational Marijuana Use Approved in Illinois, Criminal...

There are two reasons to rejoice over Illinois' new marijuana legislation. Weed has been approved for recreational use, and the law is...

Why This Philly DA’s Memo Is A...

Larry Krasner — the new Philadelphia district attorney who rode into office on the promise of criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration —...

Jay-Z Helping Transform Criminal Justice System with...

Jay-Z is charging forward with his mogul status by branching off into some new technical territory. The rapper's entertainment group, Roc Nation, is an investor...

The New Poor Houses, Cash Bail Is...

The socioeconomic inequality and racial injustices of American society are evident in that great processing plant of Black, Brown and poor bodies known as...

NFL Backs Criminal Justice Reform Bill Amid...

Still stuck in controversy over whether players should protest during the national anthem, the NFL is seemingly trying to reach a middle ground by...

Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban Criminal-History...

Louisiana has become the first state to ban all of its public college and universities from asking admissions applicants about their criminal history. The legislation...

The Racial Achievement Gap is Directly Tied...

The reality of having a parent behind bars is taking an overwhelming toll on America's Black youth, according to a recently released study. The report...

Pres. Obama Grants Most Individual Acts of...

With less than a month left in office, Pres. Obama is making good on his promise to continue commuting the sentences of federal prisoners...

Obama Commutes Another 79 Federal Inmates, Plans...

Though his presidency is coming to a close, President Obama has held fast to his promise of sweeping criminal justice reforms via his initiative...

Racial Bias Remains in California’s Criminal Justice...

It's no secret that African-Americans are often punished more harshly when convicted of a crime than their white counterparts. This is especially true in...

Obama Plans to Reform Child Support Payment...

For parents in prison, mounting child support payments can become a crippling debt. That's why President Barack Obama plans to overhaul the rules that...

Clinton: Police Shooting of Terence Crutcher is...

In her continued push for criminal justice reform and an end to racially-biased policing, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denounced the fatal shooting of...

Obama Grants Clemency to Another 111 Federal...

In a continued push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 additional inmates, the White House announced Tuesday. Obama broke...

Watch: Van Jones Eviscerates Trump’s Ignorant ‘Mad...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trT3W2ybQ2Q On last night's coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, CNN's Van Jones discussed Donald Trump's divisive acceptance speech. In the clip, Jones...

Obama’s Supreme Court Choice a ‘Slap in...

A Black women's group says President Obama  let them down because he did not choose a Black woman to become the next member of...

Undoing Mass Incarceration: 6 Million People Disenfranchised...

President Obama has made criminal justice reform and the dismantling of the prison-industrial complex his defining legacy.  But apparently, America’s system of Jim Crow...

Justice Reform: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

In New York, there are events taking place in the area of criminal justice reform that deserve our attention.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a...