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We Spend Millions Policing Students. It Doesn't Make Our Schools Safer.
Shadiatu Moustapha’s 6-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with a sensory…
Mar 21, 2022
Waiting to Go to Court Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
New York, USA. 12th Jan, 2022. The mother of 24-year-old Stephen Khadu, who…
Mar 18, 2022
Government Can’t Say How Many People Die in U.S. Jails and Prisons
Far too many preventable deaths occur in the United States’ sprawling system…
Mar 16, 2022
More and More Prisons Are Banning Mail
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza After the 4:00 p.m. count every weekday, Monday…
Mar 01, 2022
“A Matter of Survival”—Sade Dumas on Combating Racial Injustice in the Criminal Legal System
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza Sade Dumas, executive director of the Orleans…
Feb 25, 2022
Rev. Alexis Anderson on Her Black History Heroes and Seeing Hope in the Prison Reform Movement
Illustration by Gloria Mendoza “We got in the game, we educated ourselves, and…
Feb 23, 2022
5 Black Heroes Who Took on the Fight against Mass Incarceration
Photo credits: W Haywood Burns image: National Lawyers Guild, Jane Bolin:…
Feb 22, 2022

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Winter in Prison: Icy Conditions, No Blankets, Illness, and Death
Every winter brings with it new horror stories of freezing temperatures in…
Feb 18, 2022
Locking Teenagers and Young Adults Up for Gun Possession Doesn’t Make Us Safer
Photo by Richard Buckhart Motion for Justice Partners Chatham County District…
Feb 14, 2022
Low-Level Traffic Stops Too Often Turn Deadly. Some Places Are Trying to Change That.
A laundry list of minor traffic violations can lead to tickets and even jail…
Feb 09, 2022
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