Refocusing Deportation Law
Scholar argues that prioritizing noncitizens convicted of crimes for deportation is unjustified.
Administrative Barriers to Decarceration
Scholars discuss how administrative failures block incarcerated people from accessing relief.
Addressing an Algorithmic PATTERN of Bias
The Justice Department pledges to address racial bias in an algorithm that determines early release.
The Viral Injustice of HIV Criminalization
Scholar argues that HIV criminalization laws should be replaced with public health policies.
Criminalizing Pregnancy Loss
Laws that impose criminal penalties for pregnancy loss regulate the conduct of pregnant people.
Ending the Virtual School-to-Prison Pipeline
Civil rights attorney examines legal issues presented by virtual school disciplinary policies.
The Magnification of Arrest Information
Scholar shows that regulatory bodies use arrests as informational proxies—but that this use has its costs.
Reversing a Midnight Expansion of the Death Penalty
The Biden Administration is expected to withdraw last-minute Trump Administration death penalty regulation.
Federal Court Involvement in Supervised Release
Study indicates a vital judicial role in overseeing defendants’ reentry following prison.
Pennsylvania’s Misguided Sentencing Risk-Assessment Reform
New risk-forecasting tool reinforces racial disparities and emphasizes future risk in criminal sentencing.
Police Departments Adopt Automated DNA Testing
Rapid DNA technology expands law enforcement’s ability to test samples, but also raises privacy concerns.
Sex Workers Fight for Safe Conditions After Being Taken Offline
A new law targets online sex trafficking, but critics worry about the consequences for sex workers’ safety.