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Everything You Need to Know about Consent Decrees
This fall, a federal judge in Manhattan will consider whether to turn over…
Aug 30, 2023
Cite and Release is Keeping People Out of Jail
Too often, arrest and incarceration are the default responses for people…
Aug 22, 2023
The Immigration System is Racist; Solutions Exist
In 2015, Julio, a Black Dominican immigrant living in New York City, was…
Aug 16, 2023
How Kentucky Became One of the Most Incarcerated Places in the Country
Amanda Hall, a campaign director at and co-founder of Smart Justice…
Aug 09, 2023
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

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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
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