Public Safety & Justice

The Changing Relationship Between Ex-Criminals and Their Parole Officers

Rather than acting as former offenders' enemies, parole and probation officers are now working to be their mentors. Can it reduce recidivism?

After Years of Court Orders, California's Prison Population Finally Hits Target

The state's notoriously overcrowded prisons are finally seeing some relief. But it wasn't the state that catalyzed the change -- it was the voters.

The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most for States and Localities

The justices will hear cases this month on collective bargaining, juvenile justice, water rights and more.

America's Sue-Happy State AG

Oklahoma’s Republican attorney general sues the federal government -- and even other states -- every chance he can get. Will his legal battles change the future of American politics?

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