Despite the celebrity narrative, Rodney Reed was justly convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman, and indicted for raping several others. He deserves his sentence.
At best, Mexico is a failed state. At worst, it is a rogue state, hostile to regional peace. The silence from politicians who would have otherwise cried intervention speaks volumes.
Kim Kardashian West’s Skims advertisement featuring Alice Johnson, a former drug dealer President Trump gave clemency, brings awareness to an awful story of imprisonment and the downfalls of the justice system.
It wouldn’t take increased police presence or extra force. Sicily did something right when it empowered witnesses to enforce the law, and it could work in Baltimore too.
I think at the end of the day we will all learn that alleged child rapist Jeffrey Epstein was able to kill himself because of gross incompetence. Here’s why.
Unthinking respect for authority, Albert Einstein said, is the greatest enemy of truth. Journalists should bring back that spirit of skepticism and get to the bottom of the Epstein death.
Justice is every bit as private as it is public. Because justice is about proper behavior in society, it also requires proper behavior as an individual.
Capital punishment acknowledges both the existence of objective evil and human government’s responsibility to execute justice. To conflate it with the killing of the innocent is reprehensible.
While compelling arguments abound on both sides of the capital punishment debate, this bad policy doesn’t meet any goals of the criminal justice system.
In a criminal justice system subject to human error, capital punishment is the opposite of justice. The government must protect the most sacred right: life.
At The Washington Post’s 2020 Candidate Forum, Cory Booker suggested that if people are not actively against racism, they are somehow complicit.
In 1981, Joe Biden argued that segregationist George Wallace’s positions on criminal justice, rehabilitation, and the death penalty were prophetic.
There are no exceptions in the bill to make sure that men who have committed violent or sexual crimes against women are not placed in prison with women.
Passing the First Step Act wasn’t about partisanship or ideology for Kim Kardashian. She had one goal in mind: pass criminal justice reform.
In ‘When They See Us,’ prosecutor Linda Fairstein is cast as the villain, but does the film take too many liberties and smear an undeserving person?
Everyone be quiet about those pesky real-life effects. Her intentions were pure, after all, so who cares if a few folks were thrown in jail?
It’s absurd to allow those who are serving their sentences to directly (or indirectly) help shape the same laws that they chose to violate.
True-crime series foster skepticism about the fairness of our criminal justice system. For all that, however, I am not convinced that it is open season on the innocent in America.
Cyntoia Brown been in prison for 15 years. When she is released on August 7, she will have spent nearly as much time in prison as she has spent outside of it.
The bill, which has passed House and Senate and is headed to President Trump’s desk, would be an obvious step in the right direction.
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