criminal injustice

Convenient Charges for New Orleans DA Candidate Leave Dire Incumbent Favorite

At the end of June, New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams was indicted on federal tax fraud charges. When Williams…

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Joe Biden’s Criminal Justice Reform Task Force Passes on Marijuana Legalization

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ "Unity Task Force"⁠—six committees set up to shape policies in an attempt to unite the…

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Oklahoma Reservation Ruling Is an Opening for Harm Reduction

Hardline Oklahoma prosecutors have received bad news about their capacity to force people who use drugs into “therapeutic” courts. That…

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Movement for Black Lives Wants Congress to End the Drug War

The federal war on drug users would likely be brought to its knees with the passage of the Movement for…

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Kentucky Challenge to “Casey’s Law” Strikes Against Involuntary Commitment

One of the nation’s oldest involuntary commitment laws designed specifically to target people who use drugs is facing a court…

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Dozens of Countries Exclude People on Drug Charges From COVID-19 Decarceration

Prisons are nearly universally recognized as petri dishes for the coronavirus. In an attempt to slow the spread, some countries…

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DA Felt It Unnecessary to Inform Public of a Virus-Infected Prosecutor in Court

Stephen Wagstaffe, the district attorney of San Mateo County, California, said in 2014 that he has never made a decision…

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The Potential and Pitfalls of Providing Vapes to Incarcerated People

How much good can vaping do in a carceral setting? Smoking rates in prisons and jails across the United States…

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My Experience of Brutal Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest

It happened almost by accident. I was walking past Union Square after dinner with a friend in June 2016 and…

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Support, Don’t Punish 2020: A Global Day of Action Against the Drug War

Friday, June 26 marks the Support, Don’t Punish 2020 Global Day of Action—an annual show of international solidarity against the…

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