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A prison cell block is seen following a tour by US President Barack Obama at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015.

Federal prisoners across the country will be confined to their cells for 14 days to curb the coronavirus spread

Federal prisons across the country are moving into lockdown mode to help slow the spread of coronavirus throughout facilities.
Inmates serving in a jail.

A Wisconsin sheriff’s move to stop arresting people for non-violent crimes is one of the ways law enforcement are trying to conserve resources d...

From releasing inmates to limiting arrests, law enforcement around the country are juggling public safety and health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mississippi State Penitentiary is one of four prisons being investigated by the Justice Department's civil rights division.

2020 may be the ‘bloodiest year in recent memory’ for Mississippi’s state prisons, but the state’s criminal justice system has...

Since December, 24 inmates have died under the watch of Mississippi's Department of Corrections — at one point, five inmates died in just two weeks.

Five inmates were killed in Mississippi prisons this week, and two more are missing

Deaths and injuries have plagued Mississippi prisons this week as a federal judge ruled alleged constitutional violations have been resolved.
Side-by-side images of Jack Merritt and footage of bystanders apprehending the attacker, Usman Khan.

London Bridge victim’s father said his death shouldn’t be used to justify ‘draconian sentences,’ as Conservatives call for tou...

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was questioned about Tory plans to toughen sentencing after David Merritt criticised "detaining people unnecessarily."
Inyoung You (left) and Michelle Carter (right) were both charged with involuntary manslaughter after the suicides of their partners.

2 women have been criminally charged over their partners’ suicides. Why do men escape the same blame?

Experts told Insider they could not recall a similar instance of a man being charged with manslaughter in connection with his partner's suicide.

Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days behind bars. Here’s the difference between a jail and prison sentence.

Though the terms "jail" and "prison" are often used interchangeably, there's a difference between the two.
Saint Augustine's University

A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine’s University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided...

Blackmon's lawyers argued he was tricked by police and prosecutors into falsely confessing to a crime he didn't commit.
Former Vice President Biden approaches U.S. Senator Harris during a commercial break on the second night of the second U.S. 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Kamala Harris is learning that being a frontrunner in a crowded field means everyone’s coming for you

Harris is finding she can't run as a "progressive prosecutor" without avoiding scrutiny of her controversial track record in criminal justice.
Democratic presidential hopeful US Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard delivers her opening statement during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019

‘You owe them an apology’: Tulsi Gabbard ripped into Kamala Harris at the Democratic debate over her controversial record on criminal just...

"When you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people's lives, you did not," Gabbard told Harris at the Democratic debate.