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Jails and Prisons
August 18, 2015
Even the GOP’s ‘Serious’ Candidates Are Way Out of Step With Mainstream Americans
Republicans are advocating a future that will drag us back to the failed policies of the past.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 17, 2015
Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?
Giving prisoners access to financial aid for college tuition is the first step towards “de-carceration.”
August 10, 2015
This Honduran Mother Fled Death Threats—Only to Be Locked Up in the US
Migrant families are being held for months in inhumane detention centers, just for fleeing violence at home.
July 16, 2015
How Prison Reform Became a Presidential Priority
Obama’s prison visit would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. But organizing and advocacy created a new consensus.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
July 13, 2015
I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison.
One woman’s story of the myth of rehabilitative incarceration.
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July 9, 2015
Rudy Giuliani Stands to Make a Lot of Money Off El Salvador’s Crime
His twisted plan for combatting crime in Central America will lead to increased police repression and increased private investment payouts.
July 2, 2015
Black Women Vilified as a ‘Lesbian Wolf Pack’ Speak for Themselves in a New Film
Out in the Night
tells the story of the New Jersey Four, women who faced felony charges after defending themselves against an attacker.
July 2, 2015
The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality
Take the fight directly to voters.
June 23, 2015
The True Story of a Texas Prison Riot
And how our rush to lock up immigrants has overwhelmed the federal prison system.
Seth Freed Wessler
June 16, 2015
How to Defend the Indefensible
The issue isn't police misconduct—the issue is rap music and baggy pants!