More States Adopt ‘Click It or Ticket’ Laws; Do They Work?

Nearly three dozen states allow police to stop a car and ticket motorists simply for not wearing a seat belt. But foes say the laws are too intrusive and can lead to racial profiling.

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Rural America

The percentage of “disconnected youth” — 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or working — is now higher in rural areas than it is anywhere else. Read More

Overhauling Probation

Georgia is among several states that are looking to reduce the time that offenders spend on probation to help them successfully re-enter society. Read More
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