Less than six months into her tenure as Suffolk County district attorney in Boston, Rachael Rollins is making good on her promise not to prosecute certain “low-level” nonviolent offenses, but that’s put her in the crosshairs of opponents who say she is compromising public safety.
At job fairs for 5,000 positions being offered by Fiat Chrysler ahead of a plant expansion, Detroit residents are getting assistance through Project Clean Slate to clear their records of old criminal offenses.
More than 1.5 million children have at least one parent behind bars, raising long-term concerns about their well-being. A new study argues prison authorities should make family “engagement” a priority.
After a group of formerly incarcerated young people sat down to brainstorm policy reform ideas with New York law enforcement officials, an impressed Manhattan DA Cy Vance said he hoped some would consider careers in criminal justice.
Rearrest and reconviction rates declined in the four years following California’s enactment of major justice reforms aimed at shifting lower-level offenders from state prisons to county jails, according to a new study.
A program launched by Convergence, a Washington DC nonprofit, proposes working with incarcerated individuals before they leave prison to provide the skills and counseling they need to become productive citizens in society.
In his new book, Thomas Abt argues that efforts to address poverty and racial bias in America are effectively blocked by the violence plaguing many American neighborhoods. In a conversation with TCR, he explains why.
Two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School argue that the criminal justice system should publicly acknowledge and celebrate cases where those who have been convicted of a crime show remorse and atone for their behavior.