Decreases in prison populations and budgets don't necessarily correspond to increases in community corrections spending, according to a new study.
Most federal felony and Class A misdemeanor convictions involve immigration, drugs, fraud or firearms. Almost all are the result of defendants pleading guilty.
By Cara Tabachnick
Federal Court Judge Frederic Block speaks out about the nation’s criminal justice system in an insider’s book about life on the bench.
A five-month-long investigation by Ohio journalists uncovers the disproportionate detention and arrest rates of Black youth in one Ohio county
By Katti Gray
The feds have established new rules to protect LGBT inmates. But implementation requires a ‘cultural shift’ among prison and jail employees
By Ted Gest
Officials say the plan will integrate crime victim assistance with the nation’s criminal justice infrastructure.
By Attiyya Anthony
How safe is New York, really? Ask New Yorkers who frequent the city’s neighborhood recreation areas.
Prisoners’ rights to legal aid are ‘routinely flouted’ in New Orleans, says a report in The Nation.
AIDS-related deaths among inmates dropped about 16 percent each year from 2001 to 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The practice of demanding money in exchange for pretrial release is discriminatory and often 'arbitrary,' a new study argues.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide
new & notable October 21, 2014
Victims often pay high prices to get to the U.S., then find themselves trapped in conditions "resembling slavery," according to a new rep...
special report October 20, 2014
A content analysis of 6 US papers raises questions about the quality of justice news coverage
new & notable October 17, 2014
A study of one South Bronx (N.Y.) youth diversion program finds significant benefits for both participants and the community
October 16, 2014
A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute provides guidance for police on conducting stops without harming community rel...