A sheriff's office in Wyoming recently began using body-worn cameras on deputies working inside the county jail, the first in the state to test the technology in a correctional setting.
Legislation introduced in the New York state legislature would create a one-year period for people to file lawsuits in cases where the statute of limitations has expired.
Four states last year considered requiring police body cameras.
Montana was removed from the list of states shamed by the federal agency after the state banned the practice of diverting these funds.
The lawsuit by the Missouri city is the first one a municipality has filed against the gun industry in over 10 years, officials say.
An investigation by McClatchy and ProPublica found unchecked violence and inhumane conditions in county jails, but the state’s oversight agency has no power to stop it. Experts say that needs to change.
A new bill introduced in Tennessee mimics legislation passed last year in Alabama that would require chemical castration of those convicted of child sex offenses as a condition of parole.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Nebraska legislature considers law to protect teachers … Virginia governor wants statue of Robert E. Lee removed from U.S. Capitol … New Mexico implements parental leave for state employees.
States since 2015 that passed laws requiring rear seat belt use: two.
After winning control of the Virginia statehouse, Democrats in 2020 are poised to pass gun control measures. It’s already set up a battle with local leaders in conservative parts of the state.
COMMENTARY | The growing use of artificial intelligence will offer cities more advanced methods to detect safety and security threats.
COMMENTARY | Afterschool programming helps children excel in school and stay out of trouble. But across the country, demand outpaces supply.
Women in jail typically have limited prenatal support and return to custody soon after giving birth. One program is testing a different approach.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Baltimore City Councilmember proposes tax credit for city workers … New Kentucky governor eliminates Medicaid work requirements … Atlanta to seal some marijuana convictions.
Are protest organizers liable for violence that happens at their events?
Seven states executed 22 inmates this year, the second lowest number of executions since 1991.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Tax reform in Utah … Oakland considers housing homeless people on cruise ship … Virginia governor wants tuition-free community college.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Shooting in Jersey City … Lawmaker in Georgia wants state to apologize for slavery … Pennsylvania introduces mandatory minimums into criminal justice reform bill.
The California case concerns whether local permitting requirements for using megaphones and other sound amplification equipment infringe on free speech.
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