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Why Punishing People in Jail and Prison Isn’t Working
When politicians sought to convince voters in Jefferson Davis Parish,…
Oct 24, 2023
Prisons and Jails are Violent; They Don’t Have to Be
Jails and prisons, often overcrowded and understaffed, are frequently…
Oct 18, 2023
The United States Criminalizes People Who Need Health Care and Housing
Gaping holes in the social safety net and health care systems leave many…
Oct 17, 2023
Yes, It’s Legal to Seek Immigration Asylum in the United States
Paul fled his home in Nigeria because Igbo Christians like him were being…
Oct 10, 2023
People Need Transportation Access After Release from Jail and Prison
During the nearly seven months he was held in Los Angeles County’s deadly…
Oct 05, 2023
For Incarcerated Women and Their Families, Equal Access to Education Transforms Lives
“I'm using my education every day,” is a recurring testimony from alumnae of…
Oct 03, 2023
Polling Shows Voters Prefer Crime Prevention Over Punishment
When public safety came up during the first Republican debate of the 2024…
Sep 26, 2023

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How the United States Punishes People for Being Poor
The United States criminal legal system punishes people for being poor, and it…
Sep 21, 2023
Families Demand Action over Los Angeles Jail Death Crisis
At least 31 people have died in Los Angeles County jails this year, and…
Sep 12, 2023
Change for the Worse: Life Under New York DOCCS’s New Package Policy
On May 9, 2022, New York’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision…
Sep 06, 2023
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