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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
COVID-19 Restrictions May Be Easing, but in Prison We’re Still Here Alone
My name is David Sell. I'm currently housed at Wende Correctional Facility. I…
May 18, 2022
More Corrections Officers Won’t Make the Crisis on Rikers Disappear
New York City spent more than $30,000 to hold Herman Diaz on Rikers Island…
May 04, 2022
Diversion Programs Are a Smart, Sustainable Investment in Public Safety
If jurisdictions want to improve public safety, then there are few better…
Apr 28, 2022
Rural Communities Need More Health Care, Not More Jails
Sullivan County, a shade under 160,000 people and tucked in the Appalachian…
Apr 27, 2022
Most 911 Calls Have Nothing To Do With Crime. Why Are We Still Sending Police?
An operator at the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) call center in Olympia,…
Apr 22, 2022

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New York Closed Six Prisons and Saved $142 Million. Here’s How That Money Should Be Spent.
A correctional officer watches as people sit for lunch at the Moriah Shock…
Apr 21, 2022
We Need to Think Beyond Police in Mental Health Crises
In March of 2020, Joe Prude called 911 for assistance. His brother, Daniel…
Apr 06, 2022
The Cruel Practice of Banning Books Behind Bars
In Florida, the list of 20,000-plus banned books includes Nutrition For…
Apr 04, 2022
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