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33 People Have Died in LA County Jails This Year
15 people have died in Los Angeles County jails since June 1. Their deaths…
Sep 22, 2023
How the United States Punishes People for Being Poor
The United States criminal legal system punishes people for being poor, and it…
Sep 21, 2023
Families Demand Action over Los Angeles Jail Death Crisis
At least 31 people have died in Los Angeles County jails this year, and…
Sep 12, 2023
Change for the Worse: Life Under New York DOCCS’s New Package Policy
On May 9, 2022, New York’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision…
Sep 06, 2023
Everything You Need to Know about Consent Decrees
This fall, a federal judge in Manhattan will consider whether to turn over…
Aug 30, 2023
27 People Have Died in New York City Jails Since the Start of Last Year
On August 22, Donny Ubiera, 33, was found unresponsive in a mental observation…
Aug 22, 2023
Cite and Release is Keeping People Out of Jail
Too often, arrest and incarceration are the default responses for people…
Aug 22, 2023

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The Immigration System is Racist; Solutions Exist
In 2015, Julio, a Black Dominican immigrant living in New York City, was…
Aug 16, 2023
How Kentucky Became One of the Most Incarcerated Places in the Country
Amanda Hall, a campaign director at and co-founder of Smart Justice…
Aug 09, 2023
In the Fentanyl Crisis, Lawmakers Are Making the Same Mistakes
The “War on Drugs” was inaugurated more than 50 years ago, and the ensuing…
Aug 02, 2023
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