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Polls show strong support for an initiative there. And it’s on the ballot in Oregon and Alaska, too.

state prison

In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Prison

How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.

Salt Lake City’s Housing First initiative has reduced chronic homelessness by 72 percent. Now other cities are giving it a try.

Kailash Satyarthi

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

Blogs

A "scathing" report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city's reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

The gun control debate may have receded from memory, but advocates are still pushing Congress to take action.

March 4, 2015

Hint: it’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

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

February 24, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

Momentum for criminal justice reform is growing. 

February 20, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015