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Why Is New York Banning Packages in Prisons?
Lakisha Santana Sell used to bring her husband, David Sell, bags filled with…
Oct 19, 2022
Take Action: Abuses on Rikers Island Must End!
Fresh images of horror at Rikers Island were made public in September,…
Oct 14, 2022
Biden’s Cannabis Pardons Are One Small Step to Ending the “War on Drugs.” Much More Is Needed.
Last week, President Biden pardoned the thousands of people convicted under…
Oct 13, 2022
Yes, the new FBI data is poor quality. But we’ve always needed better.
Before the FBI released its 2021 crime statistics last week, expectations…
Oct 12, 2022
Hawai`i Is So Close to Ending the Incarceration of Young Girls
Image courtesy of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF). This summer,…
Oct 04, 2022
Someone Jumped from New York City’s Floating Jail, “The Boat.” It’s Past Time to Close It.
Julie McCoy (Kayak Cowgirl), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Last week,…
Sep 30, 2022
From Intern to President: Nick Turner on the Future of the Criminal Justice Reform Movement
In 1995, Nicholas Turner joined the Vera Institute of Justice as an intern. In…
Sep 29, 2022

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We Need to Stop Monkeypox from Spreading Behind Bars
Public health experts who watched with horror as COVID-19 ripped through…
Sep 28, 2022
The Prosecutors Refusing to Criminalize Abortion
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, roughly half of…
Sep 19, 2022
New Orleans Needs More Money for Services, Not for Police
When the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed in 2021, White House officials…
Sep 13, 2022
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