For years, Minnesota has prohibited both public and private employers from asking job-seekers about their criminal history on initial application forms. Yet it somehow still allows the question to appear on applications for one class of job: appointments to state boards and commissions.
And why the prosecutions stemming from the death of George Floyd may be different.
The program will rely on neighbors volunteering to work through cases, and their job isn’t to decide guilt or innocence but to humanize the criminal justice process.
Supporters expect the First Step Act could pass the Senate with something like 80 votes — if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allows it to come up for a vote.
Author Emily Baxter points out that while 1 in 4 people in the U.S. has a criminal record, 4 in 4 have a criminal history.
Big changes in D.C. could affect the criminal justice landscape in Minnesota in unexpected ways.
Hennepin County officials say the issue boils down to a simple issue: the need for more staff and funding.
According to the Wisconsin constitution, the governor has the legal ability to pardon a prisoner. But there is zero chance of that happening. Here’s why.
Minnesota once granted pardons and sentence commutations routinely, even for violent offenders. Times have changed.
In 2014, more than half of offenders deemed incompetent to face charges in Hennepin County also didn’t meet the standard for state-ordered commitment. They’re called “gap patients.”
We believe our respective parties in Minnesota have the ability and talent required to help Minnesota lead the way in becoming a more perfect union.
Sen. Rand Paul, a tea partyer, and Cory Booker, a Northeast liberal, show where the far left and far right can agree.
The 4 percent figure is a conservative estimate, the researchers say in a study published Monday. Some of the innocent on death row are exonerated and freed, but not all, the study says.