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Hiring People with Conviction Histories Benefits Everyone
People attend a job fair in Detroit, Michigan, with employers who have expanded…
Sep 07, 2022
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Brittney Griner’s Sentence Should Be a Wakeup Call About Cruel Prison Sentences in the United States
When a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in…
Aug 30, 2022
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Locking up People with Mental Health Conditions Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer
Dashawn Carter, a 25-year-old from Staten Island, missed nearly 100 medical…
Aug 25, 2022
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More Than Half a Million People in Prison May Soon Be Able to Afford College
This fall, Jessica Henry will join the millions of people starting school…
Aug 23, 2022
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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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