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March 11, 2020
Maya Moore Saves a Life
Jonathan Irons is staring at freedom after 23 years in prison, in part because basketball superstar Maya Moore made it her mission to set him free.
March 10, 2020
Take Action Now: End the Death Penalty
Fight for criminal justice reform and support incarcerated people in their reentry process.
January 24, 2020
These Students Are Bringing Transformative Justice to Their Campus
A first in the country and built from the ground up by students, Brown University’s Transformative Justice Program addresses harm on campus without relying on the punitive legal system.
January 24, 2020
How Much Did Chesa Boudin’s Election Matter? He Just Eliminated Cash Bail.
The move proves that revolutionary change is possible.
January 14, 2020
Cory We Hardly Knew Ye
Democratic candidates have had some nice things to say about the senator who just left the race. What they need to say is that they are all in for his fight on behalf of criminal justice reform.
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November 27, 2019
Take Action Now: Fight to End Mass Incarceration
Tell your lawmaker to visit a prison; call on Congress to reduce excessive sentencing; and help people make bail.
November 21, 2019
If Prison Conditions Don’t Improve, ‘It Will Be Our Blood Running Through the Water’
Meet Swift Justice, the incarcerated organizer fighting to transform Alabama’s prisons.
June 25, 2019
Tiffany Cabán Claims a Nationally Significant Victory for Queens DA
The criminal-justice reformer who has promised "people-powered justice" finished primary night with a lead of more than 1,000 votes.
April 9, 2019
America’s Drug War Is Ruining the World
A half-century of Washington’s harsh drug prohibition policies has brought misery to millions across the globe.
April 8, 2019
Meet the Grown-Ups Keeping Kids Out of Prison
The Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice will help guide towns, cities, and states on how to close youth prisons for good.