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Since age 12, Cadeem Gibbs has struggled to reconcile his desire to learn with his incarceration.

California prisoners

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Columbia Prison Divest members

As of  last year, the university had $8 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America, as well as shares in other private security firms.

New legislation in the Senate is a first step to giving the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records a second chance.

Prison block

And what happens when the problem escapes from behind bars.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Ankle monitor

So is your block, your school, your neighborhood… your city, state and country.

California prison

In their quest to wipe out extra-legal racial violence, white liberals created a system that continues to kill black people—legally.

As governors mull clemency, battered women should be at the top of the list.

Blogs

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.

March 23, 2015

The uprising puts the spotlight on the cozy relationship between private prison corporations and the nation’s immigration enforcement machinery.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

Prop 47 offers relief to Californians punished for low-level, nonviolent crimes of poverty, which means it could be especially beneficial for women caught up in the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014

Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe on his documentary.  

October 14, 2014

Human rights groups are alarmed by the administration’s proposal to dramatically expand family detention for undocumented women and children.

September 30, 2014