Criminal Justice Reform

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, NewsOne takes a look at some of his most impressive wins.

President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 nonviolent federal drug offenders. The president plans to continue commuting the sentences of low-level offenders until his term ends.

Underscoring his calls for criminal justice reform, President Barack Obama on Friday commuted the prison sentences of 42 people who were locked up as non-violent drug offenders, reports AFP. The harsh prison terms were doled out under “outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws,” the White House said in a statement. Most were “small-time drug dealers […]

When asked by Terina Allen, the sister of Sam Dubose -- a Black man fatally shot by former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop last year -- about police accountability, Sanders insisted that institutional racism police reform would be priority if he were to become president.

During Friday evening’s broadcast of the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards on TV One, Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will present NAACP Chairman’s Awards to several individuals and groups for their work on social justice. One of the groups being honored with a […]

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

The president is also expected to focus on some of his signature issues, such as criminal justice reform, after he leaves the White House

Capping off a week of events and political actions to tackle prison reform, President Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit a…

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…

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,…