According to the latest report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on tribal jail populations, some 69 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) released from state prisons in 2012 across 34 states, were re-arrested within three years, and 79 percent were arrested within five years.
The already-high global levels of violence against women have increased since the pandemic. Efforts in the U.S. and Britain to address it are a positive sign, but there’s still a long way to go, writes a former UK Detective Superintendent.
A letter signed by 20 criminal justice reform activist groups appealed to President Joe Biden to to commute the sentences of 4,000 federal prisoners who were temporarily released under the Donald Trump administration―and now face being locked up again.
Americans might be concerned about figures showing a rise in violent crime across the country. But, polled on crime rates within their own communities, most correctly believe their neighborhoods haven’t become more dangerous, argues David A. Graham in the Atlantic.
Texas Attorney General Warren Kenneth Paxton Jr. filed a Supreme Court lawsuit in December 2020 seeking to overturn the presidential election results in four states. Now, 16 Texas lawyers have filed a complaint calling for his suspension or disbarment from practice over “serious ethical misconduct.”
On the campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised sweeping justice reforms, including reducing prison populations. But as the number of people in federal prisons grows, experts and incarcerated Americans say many of his promises have fallen flat.
The Senate unanimously voted to refill the coffers for the Crime Victims Fund, breathing new life into the dwindling pot that would’ve been empty at the end of the fiscal year 2022. While it was unanimous, the debate wasn’t without quarrel over a proposed GOP amendment.