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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.
Sen. Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is likely going to run for president, but her record as a ‘progressive prosecutor’ is facing renewed scrutiny

Sen. Kamala Harris is facing renewed scrutiny of her law enforcement career as she reportedly prepares for a 2020 presidential bid.
Brooke, one of the undercover inmates on "60 Days In."

‘It is just hell’: 7 regular people who spent 2 months undercover at an Arizona jail were horrified by the disturbing reality of life behi...

"Being in jail is a nightmare. It is just hell," one of the undercover inmates on season five of "60 Days In" told Business Insider.

Most Americans approve of the bipartisan, Trump-backed criminal-justice reforms that the Senate just passed

Nearly 60% of Americans either "strongly approve" or "somewhat approve" of the criminal-justice reform bill that the Senate passed Tuesday evening.
Michael Rubin (left) and Meek Mill.

Michael Rubin and Meek Mill will speak about better capitalism and criminal justice reform at IGNITION 2018

Michael Rubin and Meek Mill have been working together to combat systemic issues within America's criminal justice system. Learn more at IGNITION.

These photos of prison cells around the world show how differently countries treat their criminals

Prison cells vary widely from country to country. See how prisoners live in the US, Norway, Japan, and other places around the world.