Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.
Three new books analyze the shortcomings of the nation’s criminal justice system.
A Texas woman is appealing her conviction of voting illegally in the 2016 election. A lawyer says her prosecution “guts the entire purpose of the provisional ballot system.”
Across the country, inmates are distance reading bedtime stories to their kids and finding their own paths to redemption.
The executive order is relatively limited in scope. It calls upon officials at federal agencies to study and potentially expand access to voter registration materials.
Entrapping debtors betrays the American idea. It must end.
He went from an impoverished activist to the president of the Doe Fund, which has helped thousands of homeless people and ex-convicts in New York City find shelter and employment.
In “Halfway Home,” Reuben Jonathan Miller draws on years of research and personal experience to write about how we understand incarceration and its afterlife.
Cho Doo-soon served 12 years in prison for raping an 8-year-old girl. His case has led the national legislature to create new rules for sex offenders released from prison.
More than 2,000 inmates were freed to reduce the spread of Covid in the state’s prison system.
By March, officials expect to have reduced the state’s prison population by about 35 percent since the start of the pandemic.
Many progressives mistrust her for her past as a prosecutor. As an ex-convict — and also the son of a crime victim — I can tell you it’s not that simple.
Activists armed with millions of dollars from donors like Michael Bloomberg and LeBron James are canvassing in Florida to help former felons register to vote before a deadline on Monday.
A 2018 ballot initiative in the swing state was supposed to extend the franchise to 1.5 million former felons. A Republican policy and a lack of information threaten to keep these voters from the polls.
Recent decisions certainly suggest as much.
The president has proved as hazardous to his allies as to his enemies.
If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.
It’s a cautionary tale about the messy process of citizen-led ballot initiatives and how a dominant political party can exert its power.
Less than two months before the election, both parties are waging legal battles around the country over who gets to vote and how.
In a reversal, a court said Floridians who had completed sentences for felonies must pay fines and fees before voting. The State Constitution was amended in 2018 to restore their rights.
At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?
A deck of cards cut from milk cartons. A wand made with medical tape. How a group of inmates learned “the magic of magic.”
Susan Burton, an advocate for formerly incarcerated women, is racing against the clock to shelter those freed early because of the surge of coronavirus cases in prisons.
On probation since 2018, Earl Russell was sent to Rikers for sleeping in his own bed instead of in the shelter where he was mandated to stay.
The denial came in response to a lawsuit filed by Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, that said he was being punished for speaking out.
In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.
The case concerned a Florida state law that limited the sweep of a voter initiative meant to allow former prisoners to vote.
The president’s decision to commute Mr. Stone’s sentence continues a pattern of his presidency: granting clemency to friends whose cases resonate with him personally.
President Trump’s former personal lawyer, who was convicted of campaign finance and other crimes, had been released amid coronavirus concerns.
After a protest, two Brooklyn lawyers are each facing 45 years behind bars.
Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, said she would issue an executive order that would take effect before the November election, ending Iowa’s distinction as the last state to deprive all former felons of voting rights for life.
Voters overwhelmingly wanted to restore former felons’ voting rights.
A federal judge said the law would result in discrimination against felons who cannot afford to pay court fines and fees.
Measures that softened California’s sentencing laws are headed for the ballot again.
An Israeli military order forbids banks in the occupied West Bank from processing payments that the Palestinian Authority distributes to the families of Palestinians who have spent time in Israeli jails.
Releasing more inmates could help stem the spread of the coronavirus in and outside of prisons and jails.
The formerly incarcerated have lessons to share about emerging from confinement fitter, in mind and body.