criminal injustice

Which Presidential Candidate Would Give David Barren His Freedom?

Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, published in 2010, probably did more than any other document to make mass incarceration…

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Could Ending Asset Forfeiture Be a First Step Towards Reparations?

Coinciding with Juneteenth, a day honoring the emancipation of enslaved peoples, Congress held the first hearing on reparations for Black…

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Arrested While “Panicking on Meth”—An Hour Later, He Was Dead

Alex Billmeyer was panicking when police swarmed a house in Dubuque, Iowa on May 26, yelling that people were shooting…

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NYC Defenders: District Attorneys Breaking Their Promises to End Marijuana Prosecutions

On June 11, New York City public defenders released data demonstrating that district attorneys are continuing to prosecute "low-level" marijuana…

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Probation Officers Should Never Direct Medical Care for People With OUD

The Oregon State Senate voted in April to decrease barriers to lifesaving medical treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Senate…

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“Spit-and-Acquit” Embodies a Californian DA’s Dystopia

Here’s a good formula for dystopia: a ”spit-and-acquit” program to create a genetic surveillance system in return for non-prosecution of…

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Denial of Methadone Devastates Incarcerated People: What Hope?

When people who are dependent on opioids are incarcerated and denied access, they go into withdrawal—an often-painful condition with symptoms…

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Data Platform Scores California Police Departments a Resounding “F” for Racial Bias

Every person in prison is a policy failure," is a common phrase in abolitionist circles. But of course it's not…

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A Bloody Week Shows the Drug War’s Continuous Violent Ripple Effect

More than 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend, seven fatally, in what has become a grim Memorial Day…

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Eurasian States Pouring Money Into Incarceration, Not Harm Reduction

Harm reduction funding around the world is stalling. By extension, harm reductionists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are…

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