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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
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
25 Years of IIRIRA Shows Immigration Law Gone Wrong
Anniversaries offer an opportunity for reflection. This year marks 25 years…
Jun 28, 2022
Children Are Still Being Separated from Their Families at the Border
United States immigration law allows people who are fleeing violence and…
Jun 23, 2022
More Police Won’t Make Public Transit Safer. Housing and Social Services Will.
After a spate of high-profile violent incidents on New York City’s subway…
Jun 17, 2022

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Slavery Is Still Legal for Two Million People in the U.S.
Last year, President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but the United…
Jun 15, 2022
In Virginia, Money—Not Justice—Drives Prosecution
If a budget is an expression of values, then Virginia sends a clear message…
Jun 14, 2022
Two Years of COVID-19 Have Fueled a Crisis of Isolation in Prisons
Most incarcerated people in the United States were left behind bars in…
May 19, 2022
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