American Indian and Alaska Native Jail Count Doubles Since Late 1990s

From the Sentencing Project ( The number of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) held in local jails nearly doubled from between 1999 and 2014, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics analysis covered by The Crime Report. During this … Continued

Most American Indian Tribes Have Opted Out of Death Penalty

From the Sentencing Project ( Nearly all American Indian tribes have rejected the option of pursuing the death penalty against their citizens for federal crimes committed on their land, reports the Associated Press. “Congress expanded the list of death-penalty eligible … Continued

One-Third of Black Men Have Felony Convictions

From the Sentencing Project ( In “Growth in the U.S. Ex-Felon and Ex-Prisoner Population, 1948 to 2010,” Sarah Shannon and colleagues estimate that one-third of black men had a felony conviction in 2010—a significant increase over the past 30 years … Continued

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Reintroduced

From Families Against Mandatory Minimums ( A powerful group of Republican and Democratic senators have come together in support of federal sentencing and prison reform. Yesterday, the group, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), introduced the Sentencing Reform and … Continued

For-Profit Prison Company Sued For Underpaying Immigrant Detainee Workers

Huffington Post 09/20/2017 06:56 pm ET Updated 4 days ago Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that GEO Group should pay minimum wage to detainees who work inside its center. By Elise Foley The state of Washington sued a private prison … Continued

After Deportation, a Murder in Central Mexico: The Case of Juan Coronilla-Guerrero

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife told a federal judge that he could be killed if he was deported back to central Mexico. The judge decided to deport him anyway — and Coronilla-Guerrero was killed. Photo via the American-Statesman. By Andy Hoover and Matt … Continued

Black/White Disparities Grow as Total Juvenile Placements Decline

From the Sentencing Project ( Despite long-term declines in youth incarceration, the disparity at which black and white youth are held in juvenile facilities has grown, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice. As of 2015, African American … Continued

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