The Florida Supreme Court approved the text of a ballot initiative that, if approved by voters, would amend the state’s constitution to restore voting rights to certain Americans with past criminal convictions who have completed their sentences.
New Jersey has long been a leader in fighting for a more robust democracy. Its lawmakers have an opportunity to build on this legacy with reforms that promote a more inclusive process that maximizes participation for all eligible residents.
Trump has painted a dark portrait of America, using archaic rhetoric and misleading or false statistics. This analysis looks at what he and his team have done so far to address crime and justice, and what the country can expect ahead.
Donald Trump’s vitriolic anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric was a preview for an unprecedentedly Islamophobic administration. This analysis identifies how the president and his White House staff have targeted Muslims, tangibly harming the American Muslim community.
Tennant was instrumental in passing automatic registration in West Virginia last year. She'll use that experience and expertise at the Brennan Center to help advance automatic registration legislation and policy initiatives in the states.
The new commission correctly focuses on treatment, not prison, for America's drug problem. But other plans to vigorously enforce drug and marijuana crimes could resurrect outdated, ineffective, and wasteful policies.
Our new report shows that 'Countering Violent Extremism' programs rely on debunked methodology lacking any record of counterterror success, while providing a ready-made infrastructure for spying on American Muslim communities.
Sessions’ aggressive stance on crime, based on misleading statistics, shows we could be headed toward policies like another ‘war on drugs.’ This was a major factor in making the United States the world’s number one jailer.