All Articles on Justice System

Rodney Reed with his brother Rodrick, nephew Rodrick Jr., and mother Sandra Reed at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, West Livingston, Texas in 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of the Reed Justice Initiative) News
Rodney Reed Lawyers 'Relieved and Thankful' After Stay of Execution Granted by Texas Court
"Reed's execution should not just be delayed, but canceled," said Bernie Sanders. "Real criminal justice reform must include joining every other major democracy in eliminating the death penalty."
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"Under President Donald Trump—the supposedly 'tough on crime' president—corporate prosecutions have plummeted to the lowest level in more than 20 years." News
"Turns Out 'Tough on Crime' Is Only for the Poor": Report Details Trump DOJ's Corporate-Friendly Record
An analysis by Public Citizen shows prosecutions of corporations has plummeted to lowest level in decades.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) News
Warren Rolls Out Plan She Calls 'Most Sweeping Set of Anti-Corruption Reforms Since Watergate'
The White House hopeful says her proposed reforms would put power "back where it belongs—in the hands of the people."
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hands in cuffs News
After Man Serves 35 Years in Prison for $50 Robbery, US 'Should Be Ashamed of System We Allow'
"Wealthy CEOs and business executives steal millions of dollars from the public and never go to jail."
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Cyntoia Brown News
After Demands for Justice Drove Her Clemency, Cyntoia Brown Released From Prison
Sex trafficking victim spent roughly half her life in prison
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Tiffany Cabán, candidate for Queens D.A., has the endorsement of a number of prominent progressive Democrats. (Image: Cabán for Queens) News
'Once-in-a-Generation Candidate' for Queens DA Tiffany Cabán Counts Sanders, Warren, AOC as Supporters
"Our criminal justice system needs to change. New Yorkers deserve a seat at the table, and a champion who will fight to realign our priorities toward equal treatment under the law. If Tiffany Cabán wins, things are going to change."
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DHS Agents Treat Undocumented Immigrants as Criminals in Hospitals, Shackling Them to Beds and Impeding Care, Study Finds
"I couldn't think of the rationale of chaining someone who is so sick he almost died."
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Female inmates gather with babies as they greet visitors in the Pedrinhas Prison Complex, the largest penitentiary in Maranhao state, on January 27, 2015 in Sao Luis, Brazil. News
5.1 Billion People Denied Real Justice Within World's Woeful Legal Systems: Study
"Injustice feeds further injustice."
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Thousands Join Ben & Jerry's to Demand Criminal Justice Reform, Extending Benefits of Cannabis Legalization to Communities of Color
"Let's be clear: even with increased legalization, hundreds of thousands of people are still being arrested for pot. And most of those people are black."
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U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he leaves the White House April 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Southern California to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and to Beverly Hills for a fundraiser. News
Calling for End of US Asylum System, Trump Adds, 'And, Frankly We Should Get Rid of Judges'
"If we had a functional legislature, Trump would be removed from office for being a fascist who opposes democracy."
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