Oct 17, 2017
As a Louisiana sheriff’s off-the-cuff remarks and the California wildfires remind us, all states depend on and profit from putting prisoners to work—and that’s a problem.
Oct 12, 2017
The high profits of expensive phone calls and video visits are often too lucrative for prisons—which can get a share of those profits—to pass up.
Sep 08, 2017
The poor, the old, and the disabled seldom seek shelter—because they can’t. And often no one evacuates inmates.
Aug 14, 2017
Guards at the Adelanto Detention Center responded to asylum seekers’ hunger strike with violence and pepper spray.
May 08, 2017
The impact of imprisoned parents on children shows how criminal justice policy is education policy.
Apr 12, 2017
The attorney general is courting law enforcement by reducing accountability and renewing a war on people of color.
Apr 04, 2017
Forty-nine years after King was assassinated, the left’s organizing vanguards seek to continue his work.
Nov 18, 2016
Bail systems across the country continue to function as another way the criminal justice system exacerbates poverty and racial inequality.
Oct 12, 2016
Three cases provide cues on how the Court may handle race and criminal justice questions that are roiling the country.
Oct 07, 2016
With five states poised to vote on legalizing pot, millennials and minority groups are key voting blocs.
Oct 05, 2016
A case now being argued before the Supreme Court challenges the constitutionality of supposedly “expert” testimony claiming that race can determine a criminal’s danger to society.
Aug 18, 2016
To achieve true criminal justice reform, we must first confront the violence in our country’s past and present.
Aug 04, 2016
A new study released in July asserts that the criminal justice system discriminates against people with mental disabilities.
May 04, 2016
The federal sentencing reform advancing in Congress would expand programs designed to cut recidivism among released offenders. One state thinks it’s found a solution—give former prisoners a circle of volunteer supporters.
Apr 15, 2016
A bipartisan reform measure could shrink the federal prison population by 60,000—if it can pass the Senate before November.
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