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Planting Gardens Behind Bars
All photos courtesy of Unconditional Freedom Project. The pandemic halted most…
Aug 02, 2022
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Chesa Boudin’s Recall Isn’t about Crime—It’s about Gentrification
Prosecutors can do a great deal to reduce harm and mitigate racial injustice…
Jul 26, 2022
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ICE Is Wasting Millions of Dollars on Unnecessary Detention Beds
For decades, the U.S. immigration system has consistently overinvested in the…
Jul 20, 2022
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Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Debt: Punishing Poverty
Derrick Sprouse’s driver’s license was suspended in 1988—and it stayed that way…
Jul 19, 2022
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We Didn't Release Enough People from Jails and Prisons During the Pandemic
When the pandemic took hold in 2020, advocates called for lawmakers and…
Jul 14, 2022
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New 988 Hotline Is an Important Step for Mental Health, but It’s Just the Beginning
On July 16, 988—the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention…
Jul 12, 2022
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Prison Is Already Hell, and Climate Change Is Making It Worse
In Texas prisons that lack air conditioning, temperatures routinely exceed…
Jul 06, 2022

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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
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25 Years of IIRIRA Shows Immigration Law Gone Wrong
Anniversaries offer an opportunity for reflection. This year marks 25 years…
Jun 28, 2022
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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
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