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Mass incarceration news and analysis from The Nation
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.
November 21, 2017
Do Nothing and Help Dismantle Our Broken Criminal-Justice System
A new “slacktivist” app mines cryptocurrency to pay for bail funds.
November 10, 2017
Philadelphia Just Elected the Most Radical DA in the Country—Now What?
Larry Krasner has pledged to fight mass incarceration, and activists say they’ll be watching.
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June 21, 2017
Lisa, Laquanda, Machelle, and Kenya Were Sentenced as Children to Die in Prison
Decades later, a Supreme Court ruling could give them their freedom.
May 17, 2017
How Closing a Jail Could Make New York City Stronger
The plans for shuttering the infamous Rikers Island complex could be a boon for communities across the city.
May 12, 2017
This Civil Rights Lawyer Is on the Path to Becoming Philly’s Next DA
Larry Krasner has spent his professional life defending activists and suing the police.
May 11, 2017
What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
May 11, 2017
Our Bail-Bond System Is Broken
And it’s hurting society’s most vulnerable communities the most.