Deciding which inmates get parole and when is problematic, but more diverse boards and a point system could be steps toward fairness.
NCR Today: I get letters sometimes from a man sentenced to life without parole. He was 20 when he committed his crime and he has been locked up for 20 years.
Activists and lawyers say that behind the shocking video of a sheriff's deputy slamming an African-American high school student, lies a nationwide problem known as the school-to-prison pipeline.
Young Voices: There was something unique about knowing that if I resisted the exact demands of the officers interrogating me and searching my car, I put myself closer to danger.
Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain nonviolent drug offenders.