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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
We Need to Stop Monkeypox from Spreading Behind Bars
Public health experts who watched with horror as COVID-19 ripped through…
Sep 28, 2022
The Prosecutors Refusing to Criminalize Abortion
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, roughly half of…
Sep 19, 2022
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
Hiring People with Conviction Histories Benefits Everyone
People attend a job fair in Detroit, Michigan, with employers who have expanded…
Sep 07, 2022
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
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

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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
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