Barr: Justice Dept. is ‘all in’ on criminal justice overhaul

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long routine for Nolan behind the […]

What’s Right with Schools: Vinal Tech Criminal Justice

When you think of a criminal justice class, you might think about law enforcement and courthouses. Inside the criminal justice class at Vinal Tech, these students are dealing with a hands on learning experience in their own emergency operations center.

Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner during a burglary. He is […]

Criminal justice reform turns to list of problem officers

BOSTON (AP) — During the 22 years he spent in prison after being convicted of killing a Boston police detective, Sean Ellis believed there was something suspicious about the officers who led the murder investigation. He just couldn’t prove it. It would take years of digging and scores of public information requests from his attorneys […]

Report: Racial divide shrinks in US criminal justice system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Racial gaps broadly declined in local jails, state prisons, and among people on probation and parole, according to the […]

Ben & Jerry’s debut flavor backing criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled a new flavor to highlight what it calls structural racism and a broken criminal justice system. Justice ReMix’d is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. A portion of proceeds supports Advancement Project National […]

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