Harsh sentencing policies, a legacy of the “war on drugs,” have left thousands of elderly behind bars.
Longtime U.S. attorney takes over the Justice Department at a time of tensions over race and policing.
The first black attorney general became a liberal icon, but he was a lightning rod on Capitol Hill.
The Senate’s failure to act on Loretta Lynch, the first female African American nominee, is “inexcusable.”
The memo follows allegations that DEA agents had “sex parties” with prostitutes in Colombia.
He was the District’s longest-serving U.S. attorney in nearly four decades.
His actions come more than a year after the Justice Department launched a new prison initiative.
What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.
An inspector general’s inquiry finds that U.S. agencies have not properly investigated the allegations.
Tom Jackson is stepping down from a department embroiled in scandal after the Justice Department concluded it routinely and systematically engages in racially discriminatory policing tactics.