criminal injustice

Biden Pardons All Federal Cannabis Possession Convictions

In a historic moment for drug policy reform in the United States, President Joe Biden announced on October 6 that…

October 6, 2022

New FBI Drug-Arrests Data Filled With Confusing Inconsistencies

The FBI has spent the past seven years and millions of tax dollars working to update its crime statistics reporting…

October 6, 2022

Largest-Ever Database of NYPD Misconduct Unveiled to Public

On October 3, the Legal Aid Society unveiled the largest public database of New York City Police Department (NYPD) misconduct…

October 5, 2022

Don’t Brag About Hiring People With Criminal Records If You Ignore Those of Us With Felonies

The first thing employers are going to ask me when I get out of prison and start applying for jobs…

September 27, 2022

A Bleak Outlook for Massachusetts’ 2022 Prosecutor Elections

The politics of prosecutors in Massachusetts this year is a complicated mess, but one that overall bodes ill for reform…

September 1, 2022

“Liberty Is Not What I Have”: Ashley Diamond Speaks to the Trans Women Still in Prison

In 2016, Ashley Diamond won a historic lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections over its anti-trans policies. During her…

August 24, 2022

American Bar Association Calls for the Abolition of Life-Without-Parole

The life-without-parole sentence is barbaric. Decarceration activists call it “death by incarceration.” Pope Francis denounced it as “a hidden death…

August 16, 2022

Amy Weirich Ousting a Rare Recent Win for Reform Prosecutor Movement

Most people do not care about their local elected prosecutor. If a voter knows what a district attorney is, it’s…

August 11, 2022

Colombia’s New President Wants to End the Drug War. Can He Succeed?

President Gustavo Petro of Colombia was sworn in on August 7. And he devoted much of his inauguration speech to…

August 9, 2022

DeSantis Removal of Elected Prosecutor Could Have Ripple Effect

On August 4, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) suspended Andrew Warren, the elected top prosecutor for Hillsborough County (Tampa). State…

August 5, 2022