This photo series depicts an unseen side of the criminal justice system: its effect on the families of incarcerated people.
Baltimore uses a little-known risk assessment tool to help make bail decisions. It’s supposed to be an objective way to keep non-violent defendants out of jail, but some fear it might be reinforcing racial bias.
The feds are investigating a demand of 100 bitcoins to release the transit agency’s encrypted files.
The surgeon general’s new approach on substance abuse has policy implications for law enforcement.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.
An exhibit at the Maryland Institute College of Art explores the imagery surrounding Freddie Gray’s death by looking for context in the chaos that followed.
One Toronto neighborhood serves as an example of the limitations in drawing links between happier residents and the amount of green space they have access to.
The president-elect's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants has set up a showdown with the cities that have pledged to protect them.
Investors are betting on Trump’s promise to incarcerate and deport millions, and big changes may be coming to America's prison towns, says Carl Takei of the ACLU.
A new report from the Equal Justice Initiative reminds us how racial violence and exclusion paved the way for today’s polarized America.
Cameron McLay just resigned from his post as Pittsburgh’s police chief—right when urban policing is about to get a lot more interesting.
Border patrol and police militarization will likely grow. And federal pressure for reform is likely finished.
In a new paper, the former attorney general argues that using bail to jail low-income defendants is unconstitutional.
Do visual signs of neglect encourage criminality? The long-controversial idea may have just gotten a little stronger.
What urban myths tell us about racial fears.
A new tool called OpenOversight matches names and badge numbers with photos of police. But some fear it could put officers’ lives in danger.
Perhaps, according to new research on drugs and public restrooms in the city.
Chief Art Acevedo has lambasted top brass over high-profile incidents of violence in his department. We need more of this.
Enrique Peñalosa defends his crackdown on the “Bronx,” one of his city’s most crime and drug-infested neighborhoods.