In 1981, Gates was sentenced to prison for the rape and murder of Georgetown University student Catherine Schilling. In 2009, with the use of advanced DNA evidence, authorities discovered the crime was committed by a man who died in 2013.
On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here’s how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.
Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).
Friday’s sentencing came after Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, plead guilty over the summer. In December 2013, Barrett — who was 27 at the time — was charged with a hate crime for punching 79-year-old Roy Coleman, fracturing the man’s jaw in two places.
Fathers in prison facing high debt over unpaid child support payments will have the opportunity to “press pause” with a new program.
During an appearance on the Iowa radio program Mickelson in the Morning, Republican candidate Mike Huckabee agreed when the conservative host used a bible verse to justify selling poor people into slavery.
The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.
A New York City man who stole baby formula from a Pathmark supermarket last Thursday was charged with two counts of grand larceny
On Tuesday (Sept. 8) Fairfax County’s lead prosecutor revealed that he will not pursue charges in the death of Natasha McKenna, who died under curious…
The death of NY inmate Samuel Harrell has been ruled a homicide following alleged abuse at the Fishkill Correctional Facility.
The family of Sandra Bland has taken matters into their own hands regarding the 28-year-old’s alleged suicide in a Texas jail cell. According to NBC…
Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…
A week after the White House announced the president would commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders this summer, Barack Obama made good on the…