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States’ Dangerous Attempts at Immigration Enforcement Threaten Our Communities
Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked…
May 02, 2024
How to Redevelop Former Jails and Prisons for the Collective Good
The Lorton Reformatory in Lorton, Va., in 2013. An example of "adaptive reuse"…
Apr 30, 2024
­­­­­­Louisiana Legislators Are Trying to Keep People in Prison Longer. It Won’t Make Anyone Safer.
Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry. Louisiana’s new governor, Jeff Landry, is…
Apr 23, 2024
The Hidden Deaths in American Jails
Last fall, two Pennsylvania journalists uncovered the deaths of at least 25…
Apr 16, 2024
Want to Make Communities Safer? Make Sure People Coming Home from Jail and Prison Have a Place to Live.
It took two years of constant effort for Ashia Wilson to find a home for…
Apr 11, 2024
How The Criminal Legal System Coerces People into Pleading Guilty
“They often tell you that you're innocent until proven guilty, but in Hays…
Apr 04, 2024
Third Jail Death in 2024 Brings New York City’s Total to 31 Under Mayor Adams
Roy Savage died at Bellevue Hospital on March 22 while in New York City…
Mar 28, 2024

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“The County Jail Has Always Been a Murder Ground”: Stories from Men’s Central Jail
Rev. Gary Williams, Helen Jones, and James Nelson are organizers in Los Angeles…
Mar 27, 2024
The Risk of Deportation: What Happens When You Can’t Find a Lawyer
Far too many people who have immigrated to the United States are deported…
Mar 26, 2024
Debunking the Lies Politicians Say About Immigrants
As critical elections approach, voters are being bombarded with harmful myths,…
Mar 21, 2024
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