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Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days behind bars. Here’s the difference between a jail and prison sentence.

Though the terms "jail" and "prison" are often used interchangeably, there's a difference between the two.
Saint Augustine's University

A man with schizophrenia was found guilty of murdering a Saint Augustine’s University student in 1979. 40 years later, a panel of judges decided...

Blackmon's lawyers argued he was tricked by police and prosecutors into falsely confessing to a crime he didn't commit.
Former Vice President Biden approaches U.S. Senator Harris during a commercial break on the second night of the second U.S. 2020 presidential Democratic candidates debate in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Kamala Harris is learning that being a frontrunner in a crowded field means everyone’s coming for you

Harris is finding she can't run as a "progressive prosecutor" without avoiding scrutiny of her controversial track record in criminal justice.
Democratic presidential hopeful US Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard delivers her opening statement during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019

‘You owe them an apology’: Tulsi Gabbard ripped into Kamala Harris at the Democratic debate over her controversial record on criminal just...

"When you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people's lives, you did not," Gabbard told Harris at the Democratic debate.
Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg says South Bend is a ‘mess’ after police shooting of a black man and that the police force isn’t more racially divers...

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg took responsibility for the killing of Eric Logan, a black man, by a white police officer when questioned during the Democratic debate.

A Texas prosecutor charged 216 high-school students with making school threats in just 3 months, fearing another Parkland shooting

Harris County's chief juvenile prosecutor said many of the students' charges were reduced or dropped after prosecutors looked into the cases.
The Alabama State Capitol building is seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Alabama’s state legislature just passed a bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders

Alabama's state legislature passed a bill that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release.

Experts say Bernie Sanders’ call to allow people in prisons to vote would cause a monumental shift in the US prison system

"Voting is a fundamental right and the cornerstone of our democracy, and should never be taken away as a form of punishment."
Former Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett speaks to local media after resigning over conditions in a jail a judge had ordered her to house inmates in.

An Oklahoma sheriff and all her deputies resigned together — and now no one knows who’s in charge

An Oklahoma sheriff resigned along with all of her deputies, citing abysmal conditions in the jail that a judge had ordered her to house inmates in.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Chicago in November 2017.

Biden played key role in pushing US to take hardline stances on crime in 1990s, and now he’s apologizing as 2020 looms

"I haven't always been right. I know we haven't always gotten things right, but I've always tried," Biden said.