Criminal Justice | Issues | WGCU

Reporting on Criminal Justice

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
PBS NewsHour

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system

Obama’s legacy in crime reduction, law and order and curbing police violence.

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons
PBS NEWSHOUR

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Donald Trump administration, and the stock market seems to agree.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Virginia governor restores voting rights for 13,000 felons

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state’s Supreme Court.

NPR

How Clinton and Trump come down on law and order

Law and order has been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.

PBS NewsHour

An inside look at Obama’s criminal justice reforms

Top senators revealed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday.

Reporting on Drug Use

Presidential candidates on legalizing Marijuana
NPR

Presidential candidates on legalizing Marijuana

NPR takes a look at where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of legal pot.

DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana
NPR

DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on mar...

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws.

Presidential candidates confront obstacles to opioid addiction
NPR

Presidential candidates confront obstacles to opioid addi...

One major problem is accessing treatment when someone who needs it is ready to receive it.

Licensed photos from Getty Images and The Associated Press. Courtesy images via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Logo_Election__PHEAD.png

 

NPR Coverage of Inauguration 2017

Follow the LIVE Blog
NPR

Follow the LIVE Blog

Follow coverage of the day Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S.

Fact-Checked: The Inaugural Address
NPR Digital Media

Fact-Checked: The Inaugural Address

The NPR Politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, annotated Trump's speech.

Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inauguration Day
NPR Digital Media

Repeat After Me: The 35 Most Important Words Of Inaugurat...

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution..