Intersections + Injustice

Bombshell Paper Names the Federal Judges Guilty of the Most Racist Sentencing

It has long been known that people of color get harsher criminal sentences in federal criminal court for the same…

August 2, 2021

Brooklyn Dismisses 3,500 Marijuana Cases in Latest Steps Toward Justice

On July 27, a Brooklyn, New York county court agreed to dismiss and seal over 3,500 marijuana cases. With full…

July 29, 2021

Homeless New Yorkers Fight for Their Rights as Hotel Evictions Continue

Winston Tokuhisa first became homeless in 2006, at the age of 20. Since then, he’s been on and off the…

July 28, 2021

The WHO Emphasizes Its Mission to Destroy Safer Nicotine Alternatives

On July 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its eighth report on the global tobacco “epidemic,” highlighting the “need to…

July 27, 2021

This Iowa Prosecutor Race Will Be a Significant National Yardstick

The County Attorney’s Office in Polk County (Des Moines), Iowa has gotten little attention from criminal justice reform advocates—at least…

July 27, 2021

Questions Linger Over California’s Record Homelessness Funding

On July 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package to address homelessness—the largest single sum a…

July 26, 2021

Biden Pick of Rachael Rollins for US Attorney of Mass. a Mixed Blessing

President Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint Suffolk County (Boston) District Attorney Rachael Rollins as the next US…

July 26, 2021

Missouri POs Sending People to Prison for Being Medical Marijuana Patients

On June 23, 29-year-old Ray Breer walked through the gates of the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center north of Kansas…

July 22, 2021

In Seeking Rural Reform Prosecutors to “Uplift,” Don’t Set the Bar Too Low

Saying the criminal-legal system is a system like saying a forest is a tree. There are over 2,000 local criminal…

July 20, 2021

Texas State-Run HIV Meds Program Survives Funding Crisis, But Uncertainty Remains

After months of keeping participants in the dark, a Texas state-run program that covers the cost of lifesaving HIV medication for…

July 16, 2021