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Efforts to Undermine Reform-Minded Prosecutors Pose a Threat to Democracy and Public Safety
Sherry Boston, district attorney of Dekalb County, Georgia. If some lawmakers…
Apr 12, 2023
No Person Is Illegal—the Language We Use for Immigration Matters
Far too often in political discourse and media accounts, human beings seeking…
Apr 04, 2023
Low-Level Traffic Stops Are Ineffective—and Sometimes Deadly. Why Are They Still Happening?
On January 27, the city of Memphis released footage of police officers beating…
Mar 29, 2023
New Partnerships Help Incarcerated People Find Jobs
Courtesy of Craig Caudill. Craig Caudill was incarcerated for 22 years in…
Mar 21, 2023
New Data Hubs Show Local Impact of Mass Incarceration in California and Louisiana
There is growing consensus that mass incarceration does not make communities…
Mar 16, 2023
Fix the Asylum Process to Save Lives
Multiple polls show that most people in the United States support protections…
Mar 07, 2023
Stopping the Systems That Keep Sending People Back to Prison
In 2021, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis…
Feb 28, 2023

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U.S. Jails and Prisons, Explained
The United States incarcerates nearly two million people, with one of the…
Feb 21, 2023
Research Shows That Long Prison Sentences Don’t Actually Improve Safety
Photo credit: Joseph Rodriguez/Redux. The United States incarcerates nearly 2…
Feb 13, 2023
Increasing Prison Wages to Dollars Just Makes Sense
During the past 22 years of my incarceration, I’ve witnessed many changes in…
Feb 07, 2023
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