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The 1994 crime bill has a complicated legacy, dominated by funding incentives blamed for driving mass incarceration. A quarter century later, there are numerous proposals to undo the damage.
If you are shocked by a jail suicide you aren’t paying attention to the grim conditions of incarceration in America.
Attorney General Barr’s justification for resuming capital punishment is everything Justice Brennan feared.
Some still argue that increasing imprisonment is necessary to reduce crime. Data show otherwise.
The Democratic debates remind us how far the conversation has come on justice reform, writes Brennan Center Fellow Andrew Cohen.
Controversy over immigration policy is shining an unwelcome spotlight on the private prison industry, which runs detention facilities that house tens of thousands of immigrants.
Ten solutions from the Brennan Center for Justice that would make our elections fairer and freer, transform our criminal justice system to end mass incarceration, and make our institutions of governance more responsive to the people.
An election-year stunt will revive capital punishment to the delight of his base, writes Brennan Center Fellow Andrew Cohen.
More than 3,100 people were released from federal prison as parts of the First Step Act go into effect.
The Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law taking authority from Philadelphia’s top prosecutor.