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Joyce Curnell, who was battling sickle-cell anemia, alcoholism and hypertension, was found dead in her cell just before 5 p.m. ET on July 22. She had been deprived of water for 27 hours.

To help further craft their vision for criminal justice reform, Bishop T.D. Jakes and a Dallas County judge visited the Dallas County Jail last Wednesday…

Because Slager's trial date isn't until October, lawyers argued that keeping him in jail was akin to punishing him for the crime without a conviction.

An ex-con who brutally tortured his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, Pix11 reports.

A man who was arrested during the Baltimore protests -- sparked by the death of a 25-year-old unarmed Black man in police custody -- is suing the police department for excessive force, wrongful arrest and battery.

In 1981, Gates was sentenced to prison for the rape and murder of Georgetown University student Catherine Schilling. In 2009, with the use of advanced DNA evidence, authorities discovered the crime was committed by a man who died in 2013.

Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Chicago native who was found dead in a Texas jail cell in July, committed suicide because her family and friends failed to post her bond after she was arrested for a minor traffic violation.

One of the two women involved in a sexual assault incident at a Washington, D.C. gas station has been arrested, NBC Washington reports. Ayanna Marie…

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.

Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).

Social media users were critical in August when Marie Holmes, 26, of Wilmington, North Carolina paid $9 million to twice bail out her fiancé, Lamarr McDow, from jail.

Friday's sentencing came after Conrad Alvin Barrett, 29, plead guilty over the summer. In December 2013, Barrett -- who was 27 at the time -- was charged with a hate crime for punching 79-year-old Roy Coleman, fracturing the man's jaw in two places.