Turbocharged surveillance technology turned Officer Rickey Antoine into an unstoppable policing juggernaut. The city of Port Arthur says his approach to traffic safety saves lives. But some of the city’s poorest residents are paying the price.
City council votes to require court to provide proof that judges are not locking up people who are too poor to pay their traffic tickets. The move follows a BuzzFeed News investigation into illegal jailings.
Arlena Lindley was sentenced to 45 years in prison for failing to protect her son from a fatal beating. Now she's up for parole for a second time.
But he apparently ate at the servants’ table. Trump’s associates this year have downplayed the relationship between him and Epstein, the financier who was accused of sexually abusing minors in the 2000s.
A state agency found that instead of assessing the needs of students with disabilities, four school districts charged them as truants.
A federal class action suit filed Tuesday morning claims that Austin's municipal court locks people up for unpaid petty fines without properly assessing whether they can afford to pay.
A group of legal advocates are demanding that the El Paso City Council take action in response to a BuzzFeed News investigation that found that the municipal court has been illegally jailing people for unpaid traffic fines.
After a man’s death during a 30-day jail sentence that BuzzFeed News found may not even have been legal, the civil rights group calls on federal authorities to investigate.
David Stojcevski died in a Michigan jail after being sentenced to serve 30 days for unpaid traffic tickets. Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News suggest that the judge who locked him up violated the law by failing to assess if he was too poor to pay his fines.
Her 30-year jail sentence provoked widespread outrage. But after losing a bid for clemency, Tondalo Hall wrote to BuzzFeed to share a message of thanks and hope.
City leaders respond to a BuzzFeed News investigation that revealed the practice is widespread.
People in Texas get thrown behind bars just because they can't afford their traffic tickets. That's a disaster for people who are already struggling. It's also completely against the law. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Tondalo Hall is serving a 30 year prison sentence for failing to protect her children from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The man, who admitted to breaking their baby's leg, got out in two years. Hall, who was not ultimately accused of child abuse, must stay in prison.
Tondalo Hall will not be released early from her 30-year sentence for failing to protect her children from her abusive partner. The man who actually harmed her child got just two years.
Oklahoma’s parole board voted Monday to grant Tondalo Hall a full clemency hearing, the first step in her bid to leave prison early. Hall is pleading for mercy on her 30-year sentence for failing to protect her children from a violent abuser. The man who actually harmed her child got just 2 years.
UltraViolet, the national women's rights group, is organizing a gathering outside the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Monday as it considers Tondalo Hall's case.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that will make truancy a civil offense rather than a criminal one. A BuzzFeed News investigation had found that more than 1,000 Texas teenagers had been ordered to jail after skipping school.
Tondalo Hall faces a long and difficult battle for clemency, but a crucial first step will take place this month. Ultimately, her decision rests with five parole board members and Gov. Mary Fallin.
BuzzFeed News interviewed some of the people who were instrumental in getting a proposal before the Texas governor that would end the Lone Star State's practice of jailing truant kids. Here are their stories.
Gov. Abbott has up to two weeks to determine the fate of a proposal that would end the practice of locking up students for missing school. The proposal has strong backing from the conservative “Right on Crime” project.