The prison reform bill being considered by Congress includes several important improvements, but in a letter to Senate leadership the Brennan Center notes that any true reform effort must take steps to reduce the number of people entering prison in the first place.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony in advance of a public hearing of the New York City Charter Revision Commission devoted to campaign finance. The statement proposes reforms to strengthen the City’s successful public financing system in the face of increasing independent expenditures.
The Brennan Center, alongside 46 other civil and human rights organizations, sent a letter calling on Congress to take necessary steps to obtain full information about the Trump administration's implementation of the Muslim ban and "extreme vetting" policies.
This final update to the Brennan Center’s 2017 crime data finds that the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate in the nation's 30 largest cities declined last year, though homicide rates in some cities remain above 2015 levels.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee in support of Senate Bill 256, which would mandate Risk Limiting Audits throughout the state by 2020.
Every ten years, states redraw their congressional and state district lines. Each state determines for itself, usually detailed in the state constitution, who will draw district lines for state legislators and Congress members.