Things for Kodak Black aren’t looking too good! Related: Kodak Black Claims C.O.’s Beat The Brakes Off Him In Prison, Denied Medical Attention The family of the rapper has decided to pursue legal action after the rapper claimed that he was abused while serving time in Pompano, Florida. Kodak’s mother, Marcelene Simmons has since hired […]


New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.

John Legend addresses crime in America and how the Prez can continue helping...


"For too long policy makers have chosen to play politics with prime-policy by enacting so-called tough on crime slogans and soundbites." – Congressman Bobby Scott

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.


"It just doesn't make sense to require a nonviolent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison," Obama said


The president says juvenile solitary confinement is overused and has devastating psychological ramifications.

Lawyer Damario Solomon-Simmons thought he'd seen everything until he visited the trial of ex-Tulsa police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.

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In his latest push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Monday will introduce new efforts to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, one of which includes banning the checkbox on employment applications that asks if a potential employee has ever been convicted of a crime.

While addressing the International Association of Chiefs of Police during an appearance in Chicago Tuesday, President Barack Obama declared that law enforcement often gets "scapegoated" for failures in society and the criminal justice system.

The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.