New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.
President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.
A staggering 5.9 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions. Meanwhile, 2016 hopefuls tackle criminal justice reform.
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…
In a visit where he is expected to push for criminal-justice reform, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit a federal…
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous New York City jail where he experienced documented torture, including brutal attacks, constant confinement to a 6 foot by 8 foot cell, and even starvation. On June 7, the 22-year-old hung himself with an air conditioning cord in his […]