criminal injustice

Court Reins In Social Workers’ Power in Drug-War Child Removals

Social workers are overlooked actors in the drug war, separating parents who use drugs from their children, often regardless of…

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We Should Be Vigilant Against Attacks on the Supreme Court’s Burrage Ruling

Marcus Andrew Burrage was once a small-town guy from rural Iowa who sold another man heroin. As is typical of…

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US Drug War Exploits Pandemic to Attack Venezuelan Sovereignty

As the coronavirus outbreak escalates, the United States has brought drug-war charges against the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolás…

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San Antonio’s War on Street-Level Sex Workers

On a late August afternoon, a woman with shoulder-length brown hair asked a passing driver on the west side of…

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“Ticking Time Bombs”—Congressmembers Urge Releases From Federal Prisons

Members of Congress are joining criminal justice reform advocates to demand that some people currently in prisons be released to…

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The Criminal Justice System Struggles to Adapt to the Pandemic

Measures in response to the coronavirus are rapidly progressing in the US, with workplaces, restaurants, and public events being shuttered…

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Court Hits Back Against Politically Motivated Firings of Public Defenders

There has been a spate, in recent years, of public defenders speaking out against injustice, then getting in trouble for…

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The Incarcerated Population Is Especially Vulnerable to Coronavirus

People held in jails and prisons throughout the US are at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19, thanks to crowded conditions,…

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The Lessons of Chicago’s Disastrous “Crime Prediction” Experiment

In 2012, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) collected data on everyone arrested in the last four years, and used it…

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Colorado Teen Could Face Decades in Prison—For Cannabis

Vaping-associated pulmonary illness reportedly contributed to 68 deaths through February 18, 2020. After an initial, misplaced drug scare around nicotine…

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