A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday awarded class-action status to California prison inmates who allege that their rights are violated by what they say are widespread instances of race-based punishment.
Chances are someone in your family or someone you know is impacted by mental illness. The numbers in Kentucky are in the tens of thousands and rising, but the amount of funding is going down. As a result law enforcement is getting called to fill in the gap.
For years, local correctional facilities have been packed to the breaking point. Currently, there are about 2,600 children in Clark County’s juvenile justice system, but one program is helping lower the incarceration rate.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to impose new requirements on states for confining juveniles suspected of crimes. The rules could require state and local officials to spend significantly more money at a time when federal aid for juvenile justice is declining.
Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have introduced legislation to overhaul the national criminal justice system.
Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners, but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.The General Assembly passed Public Chapter No. 926 earlier this year.
The ballroom was packed at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, as attendees vied to hear Denise O’Donnell, director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) deliver the keynote address.
The ballroom was packed at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, as attendees vied to hear Denise O’Donnell, director of theBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) deliver the keynote address.
The announcement comes at a time of growing calls for drug sentencing reform, away from the severe punishment. Here are five things to know about the issue.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman polished his Cleveland connections and outlined his theme for fighting poverty through “constructive conservatism” in a speech at the City Club on Friday.