A settlement between the Department of Justice and a Mississippi jail system marks the beginning of the end of solitary confinement.
The past 10 years have seen a major drop in the number of people with criminal records rejected by the Oakland Housing Authority.
The chief curator of the upcoming Bronx museum shares his vision for the site—and photos from his collection of early hip hop memorabilia.
“70 Acres in Chicago” chronicles what happened when the city tore down the Cabrini Green projects to replace them with mixed-income housing.
A new report from the National Institute of Justice explores why homicides rose so sharply in 2015 across 56 U.S. cities.
Work requirements weakened federal welfare assistance in the 1990s. Applying the same rules to affordable housing assistance today is a big mistake.
New research and recent court decisions point to the undeniable conclusion that more robust gun bans would reduce mass shootings.
The ACLU is suing the city over its refusal to make online voter registration accessible to the blind.
The increasing influence of outside spending on municipal elections is creating imbalances in leadership. Cities have powerful models to fix that.
While some U.S. cities move toward releasing police footage for accountability and transparency, North Carolina heads in the opposite direction.
A video investigation by VICE leaves unanswered questions about how the city’s incarcerated population has fared throughout the lead crisis.
The city’s police union does not seem happy.
A new study shows that the legacy of racial discrimination still looms heavily.
New research shows that it doesn’t raise housing costs, but it doesn’t help very low-income families much, either.
Should the L.A. city be more worried about a recent rise in murders, or the rise in brutality and racism among its police force?
A new study offers solutions to entrenched problems that make voting time-consuming, confusing, and often disenfranchising.
The current ruffle over AirBnB shows civil rights laws and court victories haven’t fully flushed Jim Crow blood from America’s veins.
A federal judge says Cleveland, Mississippi, must finally comply with a historic ruling the U.S. Supreme Court made more than 60 years ago.