criminal injustice

Trump’s New Criminal Justice Commission Threatens Reform Wins

Some of the wins of the criminal justice reform movement will be scrutinized in 2020—and likely threatened—by a new presidential…

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Why Harsher Fentanyl Penalties Will Exacerbate the Overdose Crisis

Congressmembers are pushing for new laws that will impose harsher penalties for potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are involved…

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Why So Many Prosecutors Enjoy Uncontested Re-Election

There is so much we don’t know about local prosecutors’ offices. Despite handling the vast majority of US criminal cases,…

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Rikers Body Scanners Risk Jailed New Yorkers’ Health

Machines that were once prohibited from being used in New York jails were rolled out at the infamous Rikers Island…

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DA Candidate Plans to Abolish NYC’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor

“Perhaps no one and nothing else in New York City better represents the worst history of the War on Drugs…

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Radical Theater Performance Subverts Rikers Violence

Christmas was a week away. The sky was baby blue, but you wouldn’t have known that inside the windowless room…

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Prosecutors Must Learn From Drug Users—But That Takes Humility

Across the US, most health professionals can now find opportunities to learn how to integrate harm reduction into their practice,…

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Britain’s “Most Prolific” Rapist Spurs Misguided GHB Crackdown

The UK is moving towards a crackdown on GHB and GBL—two highly similar depressants, popular in clubs and the chemsex…

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As Reform Prosecutors Take Office, Courts Start Working Against Them

A new year means that all the candidates who won local elections in November get sworn in and start doing…

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What Activists Are Looking for in Implementation of NY’s 2020 Bail Reforms

As of January 1, cash bail is no longer legally applicable to the vast majority of people charged with misdemeanors…

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