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No Child Should Appear in Immigration Court Alone
While the U.S. government may provide pillows and booster seats for children…
Jan 28, 2022
New York’s Parole System Is Broken
Anthony Dixon, director of community engagement for Parole Prep NY, speaks in…
Jan 19, 2022
Listen to People Who Are Incarcerated
Photo by Jeanette Spicer. Clyde Meikle was a founding mentor of the…
Jan 12, 2022
Bans on Holiday Cards and $30 Phone Calls—the Isolation of Prison
Incarceration always separates family members, but the approach in the United…
Dec 21, 2021
States Shouldn’t Be Using COVID Relief Money to Build More Prisons
Across the country, states are leveraging federal dollars from the American…
Dec 20, 2021
How the U.S. Criminalizes Homelessness
In the decade that Luke White has been homeless, he’s received numerous tickets…
Dec 17, 2021
What 60 Years of Fighting for Justice Looks Like
Herb Sturz, co-founder of Vera Institute of Justice, was fighting to close…
Dec 13, 2021

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How Cities Have Reduced Gun Violence—And Saved Millions
These not-so-new strategies to reduce gun violence are finally getting…
Dec 02, 2021
Why We Say “Criminal Legal System,” Not “Criminal Justice System”
Lawmakers and media often speak of the “criminal justice system” or of…
Dec 01, 2021
This Is What Happened When a Kentucky County Closed Its Jail
On April 20, 2021, the Lewis County Fiscal Court—the county’s governing…
Oct 28, 2021
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