Criminal Justice Reform

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Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.

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Obama plans on implementing regulations that would lower the amount of child support that prisoners pay when they’re behind bars, hopefully reducing a major driver of mass incarceration.

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On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.

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Traditionally, District Attorneys side with law enforcement when prosecuting crimes. Martin asked Mosby how she balances her role as a prosecutor with the desire to seek justice for the people of Baltimore. Mosby explained, "At the end of the day, the reason I became a prosecutor is because the mission of a prosecutor is to seek justice over convictions."

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Alabama DMV Closings Limiting Access To Photo ID, Affects Ballot Via Voter ID Laws Alabama state officials’ decision to close 31 driver’s license offices in what is known as the “Black Belt” has raised the eyebrows of many, with some calling it an attempt to suppress the African-American vote through limiting access to state IDs and […]

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Lawyer Damario Solomon-Simmons thought he'd seen everything until he visited the trial of ex-Tulsa police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.

*Alicia Keys pleaded with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Monday to vote for a landmark bipartisan bill that could significantly reduce minimum sentencing for non-violent drug…

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NewsOne Now is devoting its entire Monday, Nov. 9 (7-8 a.m. ET) broadcast to covering Presidential Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Nov. 7 Orangeburg, South Carolina Town Hall Meeting.

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During her address at the HBCU, Clinton was interrupted by a group of activist affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement called #AUCShutItDown.

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Mark Holden, Koch Industries VP, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the Koch Brothers' focus on criminal justice reform.

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Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D) joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to discuss the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2015. Peters’ bill has already received…

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Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the NAACP, spoke with NewsOne Now host Roland Martin immediately following President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the NAACP National Convention yesterday,…