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Bowing to the president’s most extreme allies, the White House has put forward the First Step Act, which leaves out sentencing reform entirely.
There is no war on cops. Only a war on police misconduct.
The bill, while not perfect, changes nearly every aspect of the Massachusetts criminal justice system.
Police know how to ease racial bias and excessive force cases. But some choose not to.
His experience is troubling because of how normal it is. Sixty thousand people land back in prison for minor parole violations every year. But his story also illustrates a way forward.
The rapper hasn’t become a different person since he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” He’s using a new approach on a new president.
Two former prosecutors argue that we need a justice system that rewards prosecutors for reducing incarceration.
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.