In one of the worst legislative sessions for criminal justice reform in years, bipartisan legislation got caught between an ugly fight between the police lobby and prominent Democrats.
Big-city prosecutors are now driving the conversation around mass incarceration, and some lawmakers and law enforcement officials just can’t abide that.
There’s been a lot of news around the subject of the notorious ”affluenza” defense this week.
Brian T. Encinia, the police officer who arrested Sandra Bland, has been charged with perjury—and that’s likely to be the extent of the criminal justice system’s involvement in the case.
A panel determined that District Judge Jeanine Howard undermined public confidence after a controversial statement.
Transparency and action after an officer-involved shooting could indicate a fundamental shift.
It’s time to consider what role social media should have in policing.
Mimi Swartz cross-examines the Court of Criminal Appeals’ unprecedented sanctions against a death penalty lawyer.
The way Texas punishes truancy is downright Kafka-esque—and it’s finally getting a lot of attention.