Incarceration Declined Only Slightly From Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 After an Unprecedented Drop in Incarceration in 2020 Vera Institute of Justice “People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021” Report Underscores the Fragility of Decarceration and the Inadequacy of State and Local Efforts to Respond to a Public Health Crisis

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No Child Should Appear in Immigration Proceedings Alone

Each year, thousands of immigrant children are placed into court proceedings in which government prosecutors seek to deport them unless those children can prove they have a right to stay in the United States. Many face these immigration proceedings alone. Many children have legal options that establish their ability to remain in the United States, ...

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  • Alyssa Snider, Becca DiBennardo
December 23, 2021
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Bans on Holiday Cards and $30 Phone Calls—the Isolation of Prison

The way the United States separates people who are incarcerated from loved ones has always been harsh, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made an already stressful situation worse. Since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, many of the nearly two million people incarcerated haven’t seen their loved ones—not even on a video call. And speaking w ...

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  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
December 21, 2021
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