Virginia prosecutors hid exculpatory evidence and defied a federal judge in a death-penalty case. Will the Supreme Court let them get away with it?
This family photo shows Richard Tavera with younger family members. Tavera, who was bipolar and had a history of depression, committed suicide in 2014 in a Georgia prison. The circumstances surrounding Tavera’s death on that December night in 2014 are now the basis of federal lawsuits.
Uniting grassroots leaders and elected officials to build empathy for those impacted by the criminal justice system.
Children of incarcerated parents are at risk for future financial insecurity, food insecurity, lack of healthcare and low education, according to Hagan, who also noted the role race plays in the outcomes of at risk youth.
There are an estimated 94,000 children in Louisiana who have or have had an incarcerated parent. Many of those incarcerated parents have parents. They have siblings, significant others, spouses. All those people together form a sizable demographic, one that should be able to demand more family-friendly policies.
Since the mid-1990s, legislators have devised increasingly byzantine rules for those who have been punished. That ever-tightening leash has produced unintended outcomes with an almost mechanical predictability.
“One of the best ways that someone can move on after they’ve been released from prison is their ability to eat and take care of themselves,”
If people in their twenties are a lot like adolescents socially and biologically, should they really be considered full adults under the law? Many advocates who work directly with this population say no.
Giving inmates the ability to set themselves apart from those who choose to continue to misbehave would give an inmate a reason to care about his future.
Trading lethal injection executions for lethal terms of imprisonment does not end the death penalty, and this lie needs to be rejected.
I am very concerned about the future of African American males in our community. Too many African American boys are dropping out of high school, too many are in prison or jail, and too many commit violent crimes upon others.
By using data analytics to make decisions about pretrial detention, local governments could find substantial savings while making their communities safer.
The social and economic impacts on our communities are devastating. We need to seize the opportunity to reform our criminal-justice system.
Kate Boccia knows what it’s like to struggle with a loved one behind bars. When her son, Daniel, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for armed robbery, she experienced all the emotional and financial struggles that come with having an incarcerated family member.
Prison can be a dark, lonely place. The isolation; the ever-present threat of violence; the cold, bare walls and heavy iron bars—it’s not surprising that some of those inside corrections facilities struggle with maintaining their emotional and mental health.