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Residents have a critical chance to rethink who we incarcerate and why.
Research shows that in a city of 100,000, each new nonprofit community organization lead to a 1.2 percent drop in the homicide rate, a 1 percent reduction in the violent crime rate, and a 0.7 percent reduction in the property crime rate.
A just-concluded trial shines a harsh light on maximum security prison.
Trump administration policies regarding opioids virtually guarantee that people will enter prisons — while doing nothing to confront violent crime.
State lawmakers' response to Alaska's increasing crime rates reflects the common but incorrect assumption that increasing incarceration is an effective way to combat crime.
Buried in the Trump 2019 budget proposal is a regressive agenda to kill programs designed to reduce incarceration and reduce crime.
Trump and Sessions' misleading claims on crime decline risk reinvigoration of bad policies.
For Trump and Sessions, it seemed, it was still 1968. They are waging traditional scare politics. But something unexpected happened on the way to the backlash.
The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry.
Although some universities are divesting as much as $10 million in holdings from private prisons, this is a drop in the bucket for a $5 billion industry.