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Mass incarceration news and analysis from The Nation
March 11, 2015
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.
December 16, 2014
Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind
When a parent is sent to prison, a child’s life is derailed, leaving schools to pick up the pieces.
November 5, 2014
Weed Is Legal in the Capital—and 10 Other Reasons the Election Wasn’t a Total Bust
From minimum-wage increases to paid sick days to the defeat, again, of Scott Brown—progressives had a few bright spots on an otherwise dark night.