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While the reviews of HBO/Vice's special on criminal justice remain mixed, Obama's visit to federal prison would not have been imaginable even five years ago.
The second Republican presidential debate showcased the growing consensus around criminal justice reform.
Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have come together to reduce the country’s over reliance on incarceration.
President Obama recently took a few steps in the right direction on criminal justice reform, but he can't stop there.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order appointing the state Attorney General's Office as special prosecutor in certain cases.
Hopefully President Obama comes away from his historic visit to a federal prison with a better understanding of the sad truth of prison conditions.
Massachusetts has the opportunity to serve as a model for other states to learn that long prison sentences are not equated with an increase in public safety.
Giving families the bill when a relative goes to jail is a double punishment.
We cannot pretend to have adequately humanized our criminal justice system until we address incarceration's atrocious medical care.
Driver’s license suspensions can lead to unnecessary incarceration so some lawmakers are taking steps to reduce this counterproductive reliance.