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3 Penn State frat brothers were given rare jail sentences in a 2017 hazing case

Tuesday was a rare and remarkable instance of a successful criminal prosecution against fraternity members over a hazing incident.

Cyntoia Brown, a trafficking victim jailed for killing a man using her for sex, was granted clemency following a social-media campaign. Here’s e...

This is the story of how Cyntoia Brown found herself behind bars and eventually gained her freedom.

The criminal-justice reform bill Trump just backed might already be in jeopardy — here are some of the GOPers who have come out against it

The criminal-justice reform bill that President Donald Trump backed on Wednesday has already caused a schism among Senate Republicans.

Trump’s support of a major sentencing reform bill sparks rare moment of bipartisan hope — but advocates warn the bill has a long way to go...

President Trump's support of First Step Act — a major criminal-justice reform bill — has significant bipartisan support, but passage is not assured.

This 1980s-era letter from Jeff Sessions is a peek into his scorched-earth crime-fighting policies

"The liberals will buzz about with agonizing whines," Sessions wrote in a letter proposing radical right-wing crime legislation.

9 former leaders write open letter urging Obama to commute sentences of more low-level drug offenders

"There are still thousands more incarcerated in federal correctional facilities, serving long sentences for drug offenses that were nonviolent in nature."

Obama is approving hardly any clemency requests from the fastest-growing group in prison

Of the 673 sentences Obama has commuted so far, just 51 have been for women.

This ‘peacenik Deadhead’ was set to die behind bars — until Obama granted him clemency

Timothy Tyler has been in prison for more than 20 years for a nonviolent drug crime. Yesterday, he was granted clemency.

California drastically reduced its prison population, and crime didn’t skyrocket the way critics thought it might

Realignment didn't lead to a surge in crime rates, and the effort was "evidence that prison populations can be safely reduced without harming the public."