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Trump’s nominee for attorney general would continue Jeff Sessions's hardline approach, his record suggests
Both Republicans and Democrats are pushing Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on the FIRST STEP Act
On criminal justice, the late president's legacy is shaped by Willie Horton and Clarence Thomas
But many unresolved questions remain
New legislation would address several laws responsible for increasing racial disparities in our prison system
Australia and New Zealand point the way by incentivizing companies to reduce recidivism rates
Voters elected a slew of diverse prosecutors who better reflect the communities they serve, and who promised to do their part to move away from policies that perpetuate mass incarceration.
On bipartisan sentencing reform legislation, policing, marijuana, and much else, there's a chance for progress
Key Republicans, including the president, have pushed for sentencing reform. But they need to go a little further.
Winning ballot measures will re-enfranchise voters and end a Jim Crow-era jury law