criminal justice

Prisons

At $249 per day, prison stays leave ex-inmates deep in debt – Associated Press

Photo: In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 photo, Fred Hodges, left, and Da’ee McKnight talk outside where they work at Family ReEntry a reentry support group aiming to break cycles of violence, crime and incarceration Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished. When her mother died two

Opinion

Opinion: Stop Funding the Government Through Fines and Fees – Inside Sources

While inflation drives the cost of food, rent and gasoline higher and higher, elected officials should take every step possible to help lighten the load for working-class families. While many policy levers exist in Washington, local leaders have a critical opportunity to help those who need it the most by eliminating costly fees in the

Criminal Justice Reform

Now 41, man who killed 4-year-old at age 13 granted parole

Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in western New York, has been granted parole, corrections officials said on Saturday. Smith, now 41, appeared for the 11th time before the Board of Parole on October 5 and was granted release as early as Nov. 17, the Department

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