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Families bear the costs of alternative sentencing programs
Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?
Should local police departments have sophisticated military gear?
A policy reversal from the government could mean grenade launchers, bayonets and night-vision goggles for law enforcement.
How much does it cost to send someone to prison?
It's expensive for families as well as taxpayers.
DOJ will review consent decrees at police departments across the nation
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Department of Justice to take a close look at consent decrees in place at police departments across the country. They’re agreements a local police department signs on to after the department’s civil rights division investigates its policing practices, often in the wake of a high-profile shooting or […]
College students consider what it would mean to work for Homeland Security
Traffic is heavy at the agency's table at a Temple University career fair.
Can New York stay progressive under Trump?
The president threatens withdrawal of federal funds to try to force cooperation.
Washington, D.C. has figured out a way around money bail
Using computer algorithms, DC courts evaluate flight risk and other factors.
If you can't pay bail, aren't you unfairly incarcerated?
Lots of people think so. And the money bail system is becoming increasingly controversial.
Officer training for mental health in short supply
A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.
Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore
In Baltimore, and elsewhere, having a criminal record can be a barrier to work.