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April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.
April 12, 2016
You Either Work or You Go to Jail
Parole and probation are trapping former prisoners in debt, forcing them to work to avoid getting locked up.
April 11, 2016
Nothing About the 1994 Crime Bill Was Unintentional
In the ’90s, Bill Clinton exploited fears about crime in the same way that Donald Trump uses immigration today.
April 11, 2016
The Battle Against Prisons for Kids
We’re feeding children into a system that breaks them.
March 11, 2016
Chicago Has Spent Half a Billion Dollars on Police Brutality Cases—And It’s Impoverishing the Victims’ Communities
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March 10, 2016
The Gaping Hole in Clinton’s and Sanders’s Plans for Criminal Justice Reform
Why aren’t more reform-minded politicians talking about the public defender shortfall?
February 13, 2016
A Concrete Plan to Make Black Lives Matter
This is a plan for pressuring whoever is in office, whether they are sympathetic to the causes of racial and economic justice or not.
Mychal Denzel Smith
December 2, 2015
2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. They’re Losing Their Right to Visit.
States have gutted family visitation programs in reaction to prison overcrowding, and racist ideas about black sexuality.
Sylvia A. Harvey
November 24, 2015
Kentucky Restores Voting Rights for Thousands of Ex-Felons
Governor Steve Beshear announces a new executive order giving 170,000 ex-offenders the right to vote.
November 20, 2015
How Prison Reform Could Turn the Prison-Industrial Complex Into the Treatment-Industrial Complex
The private prison industry is exploiting prison reform efforts by shifting from brick-and-mortar carceral facilities to
outsourced social services