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Locking up People with Mental Health Conditions Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer
Dashawn Carter, a 25-year-old from Staten Island, missed nearly 100 medical…
Aug 25, 2022
More Than Half a Million People in Prison May Soon Be Able to Afford College
This fall, Jessica Henry will join the millions of people starting school…
Aug 23, 2022
Planting Gardens Behind Bars
All photos courtesy of Unconditional Freedom Project. The pandemic halted most…
Aug 02, 2022
Chesa Boudin’s Recall Isn’t about Crime—It’s about Gentrification
Prosecutors can do a great deal to reduce harm and mitigate racial injustice…
Jul 26, 2022
ICE Is Wasting Millions of Dollars on Unnecessary Detention Beds
For decades, the U.S. immigration system has consistently overinvested in the…
Jul 20, 2022
Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Debt: Punishing Poverty
Derrick Sprouse’s driver’s license was suspended in 1988—and it stayed that way…
Jul 19, 2022
We Didn't Release Enough People from Jails and Prisons During the Pandemic
When the pandemic took hold in 2020, advocates called for lawmakers and…
Jul 14, 2022

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New 988 Hotline Is an Important Step for Mental Health, but It’s Just the Beginning
On July 16, 988—the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention…
Jul 12, 2022
Prison Is Already Hell, and Climate Change Is Making It Worse
In Texas prisons that lack air conditioning, temperatures routinely exceed…
Jul 06, 2022
Health Care Behind Bars: Missed Appointments, No Standards, and High Costs
Each year that someone spends in prison cuts their life expectancy by two…
Jun 29, 2022
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