Criminal Justice Reform

There's a marriage between girl power and manpower in the push for criminal justice reform in our country. In honor of Black History Month, we're shining a light on the women behind it all, past and present.

There are five issues of criminal justice reform that have long needed attention.

Elliott Earl Williams' tragic death in an Oklahoma jail cell represents a damning indictment of the criminal justice system's treatment of not just Black men, but the mentally ill and U.S. veterans.

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.

A 30-year law against repeat offenders in Louisiana can land one man life in prison.

On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here's how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.

In his latest push for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Monday will introduce new efforts to rehabilitate the formerly incarcerated, one of which includes banning the checkbox on employment applications that asks if a potential employee has ever been convicted of a crime.

The Department of Justice is preparing to release about 6,000 nonviolent inmates from federal prison at the end of the month.

Mark Holden, Koch Industries VP, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the Koch Brothers' focus on criminal justice reform.

The DOJ on Thursday announced plans to prosecute individual executives in white-collar crime cases, not just corporations.