When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'
Essentially, “Ban the Box” is an effort to allow those with past convictions to have their job qualifications and personalities evaluated before discussing ...Read More
Can alcohol factor in discussions about college sexual assault in a way that’s not distracting?
If we continually describe rape as a crime tied inextricably to drinking — rather than to a whole host of other social and cultural factors, not least the nar...Read More
One striker's daughter says staff retaliated against her mom by transferring her to solitary confinement in an all-male facility.
Cristina Parker, Grassroots Leadership’s immigration programs coordinator, said women have vowed to strike indefinitely, and some have taken to drinking sugar...Read More
In October, police say, a man raped a 12-year-old girl in a Houston public bathroom. Well, that’s not actually what police say. The detective, a man who is pa...Read More
In a victory for prison reform groups, in-person visitations are coming back after more than two years behind screens.
“It was all in one night, and all under the influence of crack.” That’s how Doug Smith, a policy analyst at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, explaine...Read More
If Sheriff Jim Kaelin gets his way, Nueces County Jail inmates could be the first in the state with Internet-connected tablets to help them pass the time. ...Read More
A vocal group of American critics claims that Juarez is not a place of disproportionate violence against women. Here’s why they’re wrong.
While Molloy, Powell and other critics may not consider femicide to be real or important compared to their preferred research on drug violence and global capita...Read More
Nationwide, girls are entering the system at a higher rate than before, even though overall youth delinquency has gone down over the last 20 years. A new study ...Read More