Gerald Berry, 16 in this photo, holding his baby brother Kendrick. Berry is serving life in prison on a felony murder conviction.

Illinois changed its controversial ‘felony murder rule.’ Here’s who the reform left behind.

Illinois recently made changes to narrow the scope of the law, which disproportionately impacts young people of color and women. But advocates say the reforms don’t go far enough. And an Injustice Watch analysis shows that at least dozens of people are locked in state prisons on murder charges that likely wouldn’t have been filed if the crime happened today.

Cook County judge acquitted of gun charge got break others have not

An Injustice Watch investigation identified 14 cases of defendants of color convicted on gun charges based on testimony or video, though no gun was found. The convictions stand in contrast to what happened when Cook County associate Judge Joseph Claps was acquitted after dropping what deputies called a gun on the floor of the courthouse lobby.