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Children in Adult Prison

August 4, 2014
On July 29, the federal district court in Pennsylvania ruled that the Supreme Court's decision in Miller v. Alabama is retroactive and requires...
August 1, 2014
On July 18, 2014, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that imposing mandatory minimum sentences on juvenile offenders is unconstitutional because "it fails...
July 7, 2014
Last Wednesday, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 2116, which abolishes life imprisonment without parole sentences for all children...

Death Penalty

August 20, 2014
Former Texas Governor Mark White and former FBI Director William Sessions have petitioned the State of Texas to grant clemency to death row inmate...
August 6, 2014
The newly formed criminal justice journalism organization The Marshall Project reported this week on new allegations of prosecutorial misconduct...
July 28, 2014
On July 16, a federal district court in California issued an order declaring that state's death penalty system unconstitutional and vacating the...

Prisons and Sentencing Reform

August 11, 2014
Stanford researchers found that people were more supportive of harsh criminal justice policies the more African Americans they believed were in...
July 30, 2014
Alfonzo Minter was stabbed to death at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, last week.
July 21, 2014
America's broken prison system was featured last week on the Tavis Smiley show and HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Race and Poverty

August 18, 2014
Individuals and institutions intent on maintaining white supremacy in Mississippi responded to federal intervention, U.S. Supreme Court orders, and...
August 15, 2014
On Saturday, a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, shot 18-year-old Michael Brown multiple times and killed him. The...
August 11, 2014
Stanford researchers found that people were more supportive of harsh criminal justice policies the more African Americans they believed were in...