• AG Barr orders reinstatement of the federal death penalty

    Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Barr also directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder, the Justice Department said in a news release. The executions are slated to […]

  • Bureau of Prisons rolls back Obama-era transgender inmate protections

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is rolling back an Obama-era policy put in place in 2012 that was intended to protect transgender inmates in federal prisons. The BOP on Friday released changes to its Transgender Offender Manual, and the revised manual strikes a sentence that instructs officials to consider transgender inmates’ “gender identity” when making […]

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