New York's use of "The Box" is "inhumane," according to a scathing report.
By Ted Gest
Social impact bonds, 'smart probation' top list of DOJ funding for initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism
By Scott Michels
Medical experts raise questions about indefinite civil commitment for troubled youths
By Dortell Williams
This letter, from Dortell Williams, an inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster, CA, was originally published by The Beat Within, a juvenile justice system writing workshop, which has generously allowed The Crime Report to share.
A report by the National Girls Institute seeks to highlight what girls, staffers and parents are seeking from the juvenile justice system.
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
TCR at a Glance
commentary November 26, 2014
The official rollout of the grand jury decision left a lot to be desired
commentary November 25, 2014
Why did the killing of a young black man by a police officer capture our attention—and challenge the national conscience?
November 24, 2014
Obama calls for restraint, while declaring a 'deep distrust' exists between police and communities of color across the U.S.
November 24, 2014
Criminologists are playing a greater role, but there's still a long way to go, experts say
November 21, 2014
Officials talk about the issue, but no sweeping action has been taken, criminologist Michael Tonry told the American Society of Criminolo...
new & notable November 21, 2014
A series of justice reinvestment reforms in North Carolina have created a more efficient system, according to a report by the non-profit ...
new & notable November 20, 2014
Laws that allow concealed weapons in public are associated with higher rates of aggravated assault, rape, robbery and murder, according t...