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"A masterpiece in illustrating how New York City’s misdemeanor courts exert social control on those who violate low-level criminal laws"
More women are being incarcerated, and they face unique challenges
Data can help us build a fairer system, but only if it’s used carefully
State laws ban ex-offenders from pursuing many occupations that they were trained to do on the inside
Dozens of criminal justice reform bills are introduced in Congress, but they go nowhere. Some of the same goals can be achieved by merely amending spending bills.
From Alexis de Tocqueville to Ronald Reagan, the forces that have shaped the current state of our prison system
It starts with rethinking who we incarcerate and why
Keeping our country’s youth out of prison
Some states and cities are making prosecutors accountable for the costs of the punishments they seek
The FIRST STEP Act promises to improve conditions for people already incarcerated in federal prison, but fails to address the harsh punitive federal drug sentences that send too many people there in the first place.