criminal justice criminal justice
Stories About

criminal justice

U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca, center, speaks to reporters after six white former law enforcement officers in Mississippi pleaded guilty to federal civil rights offenses in federal court in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Rogelio V. Solis/AP

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a state law ending cash bail, ordering implementation in mid-September. Here, in this August 2014 photo shows a statue outside of the Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Seth Perlman/AP

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed four bills into law Thursday that implement some criminal justice reforms, notably one with the goal of preventing false confessions. Justin L. Fowler/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Justin L. Fowler/AP

Posters seeking information about Sarah Everard appear near Clapham Common in London in March after her disappearance. Her body was later found in Kent in southeast England. Wayne Couzens, a London Metropolitan Police officer, has admitted to kidnapping and raping Everard. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Leon Neal/Getty Images

N.J. Gov Phil Murphy, seen above on Dec. 15, 2020, has announced the closing of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The prison has "a long history of abusive incidents," he said. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island complex, 2011. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Trump supporters attend an October rally hosted by Long Island and New York City police unions in support of the police in Suffolk County, N.Y. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

In New York City, homicides were up nearly 40% over the previous year by Dec. 20, 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the numbers should worry New Yorkers. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

Massive 1-Year Rise In Homicide Rates Collided With The Pandemic In 2020

  • Download
  • <iframe src="/player/embed/953254623/953532836" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Myon Burrell was released from Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, Tuesday, following a vote by Minnesota's pardon board commuting his sentence. Burrell, who is Black, was sent to prison for life as a teen in a high-profile murder case that raised questions about the integrity of the criminal justice system that put him away. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Minchillo/AP
Photo illustration: LA Johnson/NPR; Photo: Saul Loeb/Getty Images

Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden of NPR's new podcast "Louder Than A Riot" Christian Cody and Joshua Kissi/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Christian Cody and Joshua Kissi/NPR

Hip-Hop, Mass Incarceration, And A Conspiracy Theory For The Ages

  • Download
  • <iframe src="/player/embed/921869289/1199265324" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, and others receive a police escort upon leaving President Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night at the White House. A crowd surrounded Paul and his wife, demanding that the senator acknowledge Breonna Taylor. Yuki Iwamura/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Yuki Iwamura/AP

At seventeen years old, Fred Clay was sentenced to prison for a crime he did not commit. Various flawed ideas in psychology were used to determine his guilt. Ken Richardson/Ken Richardson hide caption

toggle caption
Ken Richardson/Ken Richardson

On Tuesday, April 28 demonstrators outside Westville Correctional Facility protested conditions in the facility. Annacaroline Caruso/ WVPE hide caption

toggle caption
Annacaroline Caruso/ WVPE

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends pardoning and commuting sentences for more than 400 convicted people in his final days in office. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Timothy D. Easley/AP

Andrew Stewart (center) walks with his mother and sister on Monday after he and two other black men were exonerated in a 1983 murder for which they were sentenced to life in prison. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

More than 40 states currently have a felony murder law, which juvenile justice advocates believe unfairly impacts young people. Some lawmakers in states such as Illinois and California have sought to enact reform. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Risberg/AP

Juvenile Justice Groups Say Felony Murder Charges Harm Children, Young Adults

  • Download
  • <iframe src="/player/embed/778537103/780732933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Colin Kaepernick was notified by the NFL on Tuesday that he will have a private workout for NFL teams in Atlanta on Saturday. He last played an NFL snap during the 2016 season. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news