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Mass incarceration news and analysis from The Nation
March 22, 2018
Legal-Aid Services Are Being Starved
Law schools are trying to address this chronic underfunding, but there needs to be a broader rallying cry.
March 9, 2018
Chris Hayes: For Trump, Crime Is Not a Problem to Be Solved, It Is a Weapon to Be Wielded
How the president has changed the “law and order” debate.
February 28, 2018
Progressive Change Is Rocking One of the Most Unlikely Places in Philadelphia—the DA’s Office
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Philly to Kansas City and beyond.
February 22, 2018
Waiting for Cuomo: NY Prisoners Hope for Clemency From the Governor
It’s time for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to live up to his pledge and cut short more prison sentences.
January 23, 2018
How Democrats Can Mobilize Millions of Non-Voters
If black millenials decide to vote en masse, our politics could be upended.
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January 22, 2018
These Students Are Teaming Up to Pay Dollar Bails for Detained New Yorkers
The Dollar Bail Brigade has freed 78 people and grown into a network of more than 600 volunteers.
January 12, 2018
How a Group Policing Model Is Criminalizing Whole Communities
While the Ceasefire model of policing looks progressive, its reliance on collective punishment is anything but.
December 11, 2017
Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older
Could programs like compassionate release provide refuge from a criminal-justice system run amok?
December 6, 2017
WNBA MVP Maya Moore Takes on the Criminal-Justice System
One of the all-time greats is using her platform to shed light on mass incarceration.
November 24, 2017
In Prison, Women Are 9 Times More Likely to Be HIV-Positive
The disparity between infection rates in incarcerated and non-incarcerated women highlights the deeply unequal state of our criminal-justice system.