criminal justice

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’

Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for months. Now, their trial is set to start.

They are heading to court despite complaints they haven’t been given access to lawyers

Suspected Jayme Closs kidnapper reportedly confesses in letter from jail

The letter seems to express remorse, claiming the act ‘was mostly on impulse’

Robert Kraft is in the news. But the conversation should be about how to help victims of trafficking.

If nothing else, law enforcement should never arrest the person who was directly selling sex

Why did it take a Lifetime TV series and a hashtag to take down R. Kelly?

Decades of investigative reporting couldn’t touch him

She exposed her breast while protesting for women’s rights in Virginia. She was just released from jail.

Activist Michelle Renay Sutherland was initially held without bail, an unusually strict measure

Do you remember Pamela Smart? Two decades later her story still fascinates.

As she pushes for release from a life sentence, Smart offers an intimate glimpse into her life in prison