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Health Care Behind Bars: Missed Appointments, No Standards, and High Costs
Each year that someone spends in prison cuts their life expectancy by two…
Jun 29, 2022
25 Years of IIRIRA Shows Immigration Law Gone Wrong
Anniversaries offer an opportunity for reflection. This year marks 25 years…
Jun 28, 2022
Children Are Still Being Separated from Their Families at the Border
United States immigration law allows people who are fleeing violence and…
Jun 23, 2022
More Police Won’t Make Public Transit Safer. Housing and Social Services Will.
After a spate of high-profile violent incidents on New York City’s subway…
Jun 17, 2022
Slavery Is Still Legal for Two Million People in the U.S.
Last year, President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but the United…
Jun 15, 2022
In Virginia, Money—Not Justice—Drives Prosecution
If a budget is an expression of values, then Virginia sends a clear message…
Jun 14, 2022
Two Years of COVID-19 Have Fueled a Crisis of Isolation in Prisons
Most incarcerated people in the United States were left behind bars in…
May 19, 2022

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COVID-19 Restrictions May Be Easing, but in Prison We’re Still Here Alone
My name is David Sell. I'm currently housed at Wende Correctional Facility. I…
May 18, 2022
More Corrections Officers Won’t Make the Crisis on Rikers Disappear
New York City spent more than $30,000 to hold Herman Diaz on Rikers Island…
May 04, 2022
Diversion Programs Are a Smart, Sustainable Investment in Public Safety
If jurisdictions want to improve public safety, then there are few better…
Apr 28, 2022
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