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Felony Disenfranchisement Suppresses the Votes of Black and Latinx Americans
I was released from New York State prison, after 12 years, in August 2017. Over…
Oct 26, 2020
I Was Sure I Would Be Deported Until an Attorney Informed Me of My Rights
People facing deportation have no right to legal counsel and must face the…
Oct 16, 2020
Universal Representation Advances Racial Equity for Immigrants Facing Deportation
As communities across the country continue to rise up to defend Black lives,…
Oct 15, 2020
Women Face Unique Harms from Solitary Confinement
As with almost every other aspect of imprisonment, women have gender-specific…
Oct 02, 2020
Changing Police Practices Means Changing 911
As the nation focuses on the deep, systemic problems with policing that have…
Sep 29, 2020
Voters in Battleground States Favor Restoring Pell Grants for People in Prison
For years, Vera and many of our partners from across the corrections, higher…
Sep 29, 2020
Justice is on the Ballot
As voters, we have the power and responsibility to shape how justice is served…
Sep 22, 2020

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Divesting from Policing and Investing in New Orleans Youth
City budgets are a moral statement of our priorities. Based on its 2020 budget,…
Sep 14, 2020
Centering Black Voices in the Struggle for Immigrant Rights
On Juneteenth, Black Cameroonian asylum seekers made a video from a holding…
Sep 09, 2020
Transformed by Access to College in Prison
"Access to postsecondary education can have transformative power, like it has…
Sep 03, 2020
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