“You’re going to see devastation that’s unbelievable.”
Homeless people are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. Cities are working to implement protective measures, often with no idea how they'll pay for it.
The state is shuttering all of its K-12 schools for about six weeks beginning on Tuesday as part of efforts to combat the new coronavirus.
A federal lawsuit alleges lack of due process in a rural Tennessee county, and reform advocates say its jail is hardly an outlier.
It’s intended to provide mayors with technical guidance, coaching and other assistance.
Law enforcement warned that California’s sanctuary policy would endanger public safety. New research found that hasn’t been the case.
Lawmakers are recognizing the harms of mass incarceration. But some governors are reluctant to use their clemency power to address them.
New York’s governor on Monday promised a paid sick leave proposal for people subject to quarantines.
Police advocates of the audio monitoring surveillance system say it helps them know just how many shootings are happening in their cities. But civil rights advocates say policy makers should think about possible privacy implications.
The move comes as events around the U.S. are getting canceled and postponed.
In King County, Washington alone, the local government is spending about $100,000 a day responding to the public health crisis, according to one lawmaker.
Thousands of people across the country are being asked to self quarantine after being in close contact with people diagnosed with Covid-19.
The Utah state Senate unanimously passed a bill that the sponsor said is meant to "create civility." It would increase penalties for protests or other disruptions of public meetings.
The president’s statement comes after a federal appellate court ruled that the administration could withhold law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
In Illinois, a bill would end the fees associated with clearing a criminal record after someone has been exonerated for a wrongful conviction or not charged after an arrest.
Lawmakers said the legislation is necessary due to the advent of ride-sharing and more people riding in back.
When cars are parked close to intersections, they can block drivers from seeing other traffic and pedestrians. A lawsuit seeks a court order to force Portland, Oregon to address the issue.
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At an event hosted at Georgetown Law School, state leaders traded ideas about how to deal with the rise of extremist violence and hate crimes.
More jails and prisons are starting to offer medication-assisted treatment for inmates addicted to opioids. But it's available at just a very small fraction of correctional facilities across the country.
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