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 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...
special report November 19, 2014
Representatives from 35 states told they are on the 'cutting edge' of justice reform at a national summit
November 18, 2014
The number of inmates in state prisons is expected to increase by 3 percent by 2018, according to new projections from the Pew Charitable...
special report November 17, 2014
Los Angeles’ police chief was enjoying a national reputation as a police reformer until a series of scandals raised questions about...
new & notable November 14, 2014
Violent victimizations of Americans 65 or older increased 27 percent from 2003 to 2013, according to a new study by the federal Bureau of...
new & notable November 13, 2014
Nearly two-thirds of law enforcement agencies use social media, but fewer than half have formal policies for its use, according to a new ...