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Race and Poverty

September 11, 2014
During the late 19th century, when most Native Americans were confined to reservations, the federal government engaged in a cultural assimilation...
September 9, 2014
A new report by the Sentencing Project finds that many white Americans' strong associations of crime with blacks and Latinos are a key driver of...
August 28, 2014
As state and federal authorities investigate the August 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson,...

Children in Prison

September 2, 2014
On August 29, 2014, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire unanimously held that children who were automatically sentenced to life imprisonment without...
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...

Mass Incarceration

September 17, 2014
Timothy Duncan was killed on Tuesday, his 45th birthday, at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama. He is the fourth prisoner to...
September 9, 2014
A new report by the Sentencing Project finds that many white Americans' strong associations of crime with blacks and Latinos are a key driver of...
August 11, 2014
Stanford researchers found that people were more supportive of harsh criminal justice policies the more African Americans they believed were in...

Death Penalty

September 15, 2014
The Alabama attorney general's office on Friday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to set execution dates for nine death row inmates despite a pending...
September 9, 2014
A new report by the Sentencing Project finds that many white Americans' strong associations of crime with blacks and Latinos are a key driver of...
September 4, 2014
After three decades on North Carolina's death row, Henry Lee McCollum was declared innocent of the murder of a young girl and released yesterday,...