Broken Ground

Why America Keeps Building More Jails and What It Can Do Instead

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At a time of unprecedented challenge, we’re fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level.

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Young Adult Prison Reform Initiative Expands to Three New States

Restoring Promise will transform prison living and working conditions statewide in North Dakota, Colorado, and Idaho by centering human dignity.

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Restoring Promise, an initiative from the Vera Institute of Justice and MILPA, announced the expansion of its work to disrupt and transform the living and working conditions inside American prisons and jails. The addition of three new states are North Dakota, Colorado, and Idaho – marks the growth of a reform movement already ...

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November 15, 2019
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