criminal justice

Amanda Knox returned to Italy years after her harrowing murder case. Here’s why.

She agreed to speak at the Criminal Justice Festival’s ‘Trial by Media’ panel in Modena on Saturday

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey approves ‘chemical castration’ bill for some sex offenders

The measure applies to anyone convicted of a sex offense involving a child under the age of 13

‘We will make sure her story is heard’: Family of trans woman found dead in her Rikers cell demands answers

Layleen Polanco, 27, had been arrested and detained since April 16 on misdemeanor charges

‘When They See Us’ reminds us of the slippery moral calculus of Linda Fairstein

For years, she was celebrated for her work, before and after the Central Park jogger case. But viewers of the Netflix miniseries have come away enraged.

A new law in Maryland ensured free tampons for inmates. So why are they still paying?

‘Immediate steps’ are reportedly being taken to implement the law

A pregnant inmate with a mental illness was forced to give birth alone in her cell, lawyers say

It took 6 hours and 45 minutes for Tammy Jackson and her newborn to receive care after initially asking for help

Sen. Kamala D. Harris expresses ‘regret’ over truancy program she implemented while California attorney general

The policy has come under scrutiny since Harris declared her candidacy for president

Female inmates at a county jail were constantly woken up. A judge has ordered an end to the practice.

U.S. District Judge James Donato says sleep is 'critical to human existence’

As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar didn’t charge police involved in fatal encounters with black men

At the same time, she aggressively prosecuted smaller offenses such as vandalism

Steadfast superfans continue to support R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. Here’s why.

When a celebrity is accused of a crime, ‘the super-loyal fans, they just don’t believe it’