The 15-year-old Black girl, identified only as "Grace," allegedly violated her probation by not completing her online schoolwork.
Jesus Garcia, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell over the weekend. His cause of death is still under investigation.
Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore is taking a break from the court to bring attention to what she says is the wrongful conviction of Jonathan Irons.
Joshua Norman, 26, was found hanging in his cell in Mississippi State Penitentiary's Unit 29 during a Sunday morning security check.
On Wednesday, Thomas Lee, 49, was found hanging in his cell, making him the 8th death at Parchman since the year has begun.
Willie Nash was taken into custody and strip-searched at a county jail. He's now serving 12 years in jail for having his cell phone with him.
The United States, a nation addicted to punishment and cages, is the number one jailer in the world, something that Pressley is seeking to change.
New York City Reaches $980,000 Settlement With Young Detainees Who Were Beaten, Forced Into Solitary Confinement
Four young detainees who were transferred from Rikers and imprisoned in an Albany jail have won their case against the city of New York.
In a shocking display of kindness, Botham Jean's brother and the judge presiding over his case, embrace his murderer during her sentencing.
ESSENCE sat down with the NBC Nightly News Anchor to discuss his upcoming Dateline special that explores life behind bars.
“Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System” is scheduled to be published on October 15.
Texas State Representative Introduces Legislation To Honor 95 Victims Of Convict Leasing Discovered Buried At School Construction Site
Texas Rep. Ron Reynolds has also proposed paying $95 million in reparations to the descendants of the 95 victims of convict leasing who were believed to be victims of convict leasing.
Paul Manafort's extremely light sentence in his fraud case, which had a sentencing recommendation of 19-24 years, drew widespread criticism.
A new study by The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice shows that in a broken system, Black and Latino youth are the biggest victims.
As a formerly incarcerated woman, Topeka K. Sam is confronting a system that disenfranchised her and millions of others.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby joins with prosecutors nationwide who have opted out of prosecuting low-level marijuana cases and vacating old marijuana convictions.
Kamala Harris gave a passionate defense of her criminal justice record during a CNN town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.
Kalief Browder became a victim of the criminal justice system at 16. Nearly four years after his death, his family has reached a settlement.