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College Applications Shouldn’t Ask About Conviction History
Syrita Steib knew she was an unequivocally strong applicant. “I had a 3.875…
Apr 28, 2023
Amid Another Report of Rampant Abuse on Rikers, It’s Time to Hold City Jails Accountable
This week, the federal monitor in charge of overseeing conditions on Rikers…
Apr 27, 2023
How One California County Is Ending Girls’ Incarceration
In 2018, Santa Clara County, a county of nearly two million people that…
Apr 25, 2023
The Fairness to Freedom Act Will Save Lives
Today, United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker and U.S.…
Apr 18, 2023
Efforts to Undermine Reform-Minded Prosecutors Pose a Threat to Democracy and Public Safety
Sherry Boston, district attorney of Dekalb County, Georgia. If some lawmakers…
Apr 12, 2023
No Person Is Illegal—the Language We Use for Immigration Matters
Far too often in political discourse and media accounts, human beings seeking…
Apr 04, 2023
Low-Level Traffic Stops Are Ineffective—and Sometimes Deadly. Why Are They Still Happening?
On January 27, the city of Memphis released footage of police officers beating…
Mar 29, 2023

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New Partnerships Help Incarcerated People Find Jobs
Courtesy of Craig Caudill. Craig Caudill was incarcerated for 22 years in…
Mar 21, 2023
New Data Hubs Show Local Impact of Mass Incarceration in California and Louisiana
There is growing consensus that mass incarceration does not make communities…
Mar 16, 2023
Fix the Asylum Process to Save Lives
Multiple polls show that most people in the United States support protections…
Mar 07, 2023
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