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What You Need to Know About the Alabama Prison Strike
On September 26, thousands of people held in Alabama state prisons went on…
Oct 27, 2022
How Mass Incarceration Shapes Our Elections
As we approach the first midterm election since the January 6 Capitol Hill…
Oct 26, 2022
Why We Need Formerly Incarcerated People in Public Office
“When I vote, I feel free.” This past spring, passersby could read these words…
Oct 25, 2022
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

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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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