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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
From Fighting Wildfires to Digging Graves, Incarcerated Workers Face Danger on the Job
Wildfire season arrived in North America this year with record-breaking smoke…
Jul 26, 2023
Justice Reform 101: What to Read, Watch, and Listen To
What to read: All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End…
Jul 11, 2023
I Lost My Job, Apartment, Vehicle, and Time with My Kids Due to Unjust Pretrial Detention
Myles Martin could not afford bail and waited 30 months for his trial at Hays…
Jul 06, 2023
Four Years in Jail Without Trial: A New Public Defender Office Comes to Hays County, Texas
November of 2022, Cyrus Gray speaks before commissioners for the first time,…
Jul 06, 2023
Care over Confinement: Kids Need Second Chances and Services to Succeed
On May 12, 2020, Molly made a heart-wrenching decision no parent wants to…
Jun 27, 2023
“One of the Most Dangerous” Legislative Seasons: The Criminalization of LGBTQ+ People in 2023
The criminal legal system has long been used as a weapon to surveil, police,…
Jun 23, 2023

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After 29 Years, Incarcerated Students Are Finally Going Back to School
In July, incarcerated people, regardless of sentence length or conviction…
Jun 22, 2023
How College in Prison is Changing Lives
Dameon Stackhouse was watching the daily announcements as they played on a loop…
Jun 21, 2023
Juneteenth Is Incomplete While Slavery Persists in Prisons
As we celebrate Juneteenth, a federal holiday that commemorates the…
Jun 15, 2023
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