Prisons

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The United States transferred five Yemeni prisoners out of the Guantánamo Bay military prison on Wednesday, releasing them to Estonia and Oman in the first detainee handover of the year. Four of them—Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad al-Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd al-Rahman Abdullah Au Shabati and Mohammed Ahmed Salam—were sent to Oman. The...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
According to the report, "4 out of 5 landlords and nearly 9 in 10 employers using criminal background checks to screen out people with criminal records before they even get a shot." (Photo: Rennett Stowe/cc/flickr)
The U.S. criminal justice system has kept millions of Americans in an endless...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Scott Panetti, who has been diagnosed with severe mental illness for more than 30 years, is slated to be executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday at 6:00 PM (Photo: Texas Department of Criminal Justice / AP)
Lawyers are appealing to the United States Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort...