prison reform

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 79 inmates on Tuesday, upholding his pledge to release non-violent and low-level, drug offenders, The Hill reports.

Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…

A week after the White House announced the president would commute sentences for dozens of non-violent drug offenders this summer, Barack Obama made good on the…

In a visit where he is expected to push for criminal-justice reform, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit a federal…