SPECIAL REPORT: Mass Incarceration of Women and Minorities a New Crisis |Black Press USA

Stacy M. Brown, Black Press USA Although the number of people in prisons and jails in America has slightly declined, numbers released on Thursday, April 25, by the Bureau of Justice Statistics still show that nearly 1.5 million individuals were in prison by the end of 2017. The statistics also note that the U.S. continues […]

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Bell charges cop in shooting at Ladue Schnucks | The St. Louis American

Rebecca Rivas, The St. Louis American Wesley J.C. Bell is assistant professor of criminal justice at STLCC – Florissant Valley. Photo by Wiley Price / St. Louis American, Featured Image The white Ladue cop who shot a 33-year-old black woman in the Ladue Schnucks parking lot on April 23 has been charged with assault in […]

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T.I., New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Join Forces to Bail Out Nonviolent Offenders for Easter | The Grapevine, The Root

Jay Connor, The Grapevine, The Root Carlotta Outley Brown, who took over as principal at James Madison High School during the current school year has implemented a dress code for parents. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP), Featured Image I spent my Easter Sunday deviating between inhaling jelly beans and watching Kanye pass out […]

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Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Lee Malvo, the D.C. Sniper | The New York Times

Adam Liptak, The New York Times Lee Malvo at a court hearing in 2003. Mr. Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad killed 10 people in sniper attacks in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Pool photo by Davis Turner. […]

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Missouri man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years sues police | AP

Nathan Skethaw, AP In this Sept. 2016 file photo, David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Robinson, wrongly imprisoned 17 years for murder alleges in a federal lawsuit that police not only knew he was innocent before his conviction, but helped prevent it […]

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