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A Black man has died in police custody at a Jackson, Mississippi jail. Jamal Mallard's family believes something happened while he was in police custody and are skeptical about his sudden death.

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.

An amended lawsuit has been filed against a Pennsylvania prison and its medical personnel for refusing Hepatitis C treatment to political prisoner and former Black…

Curtis and Catherine Jones were 12 and 13 years old when they confessed to the brutal murder of their father’s girlfriend in 1999. Now the…

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…

When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous jail where he suffered documented torture, including brutal attacks, constant confinement to a 6 foot by 8 foot cell and reported starvation. On June 7, the 22-year-old hung himself with an air conditioning cord in his mother’s house, gifting critics […]

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…