Criminal record

Nixon

August 9, 1974: Richard Nixon Resigns August 9, 1974: Richard Nixon Resigns

“The debate on Watergate has been a profoundly educative experience and it will continue for a long time.”

Aug 9, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

Barack Obama

How Prison Reform Became a Presidential Priority 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.

Jul 16, 2015 / Benjamin Todd Jealous

Prison block

I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison. I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison.

One woman’s story of the myth of rehabilitative incarceration.

Jul 13, 2015 / Amme Voz

Out in the Night

Black Women Vilified as a ‘Lesbian Wolf Pack’ Speak for Themselves in a New Film 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.

Jul 2, 2015 / Dani McClain

Should a Criminal Record Be a Life Sentence to Poverty?

Should a Criminal Record Be a Life Sentence to Poverty? Should a Criminal Record Be a Life Sentence to Poverty?

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

Mar 11, 2015 / Rebecca Vallas

Newt Gingrich

Does it Matter Why the Right Wants Criminal-Justice Reform? Does it Matter Why the Right Wants Criminal-Justice Reform?

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

Mar 27, 2015 / Blog / Zoë Carpenter

A National Call for Criminal-Justice Reform

A National Call for Criminal-Justice Reform A National Call for Criminal-Justice Reform

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

Feb 24, 2015 / Blog / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Ban the Box in New Jersey Ban the Box in New Jersey

The passage of The Opportunity to Compete Act would make the employment process fairer for young people in the state, especially young people of color, while also expanding employm...

Apr 2, 2013 / StudentNation / Morgan Jerkins and StudentNation

In the New World of Incarceration, Your House Is Your Prison

In the New World of Incarceration, Your House Is Your Prison In the New World of Incarceration, Your House Is Your Prison

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

Jan 21, 2015 / Maya Schenwar

How White Liberals Used Civil Rights to Create More Prisons

How White Liberals Used Civil Rights to Create More Prisons How White Liberals Used Civil Rights to Create More Prisons

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

Jan 6, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Vicky Osterweil

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