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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
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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
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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
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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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We Need to Stop Monkeypox from Spreading Behind Bars
Public health experts who watched with horror as COVID-19 ripped through…
Sep 28, 2022
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The Prosecutors Refusing to Criminalize Abortion
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, roughly half of…
Sep 19, 2022

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New Orleans Needs More Money for Services, Not for Police
When the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed in 2021, White House officials…
Sep 13, 2022
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Hiring People with Conviction Histories Benefits Everyone
People attend a job fair in Detroit, Michigan, with employers who have expanded…
Sep 07, 2022
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Brittney Griner’s Sentence Should Be a Wakeup Call About Cruel Prison Sentences in the United States
When a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in…
Aug 30, 2022
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