criminal injustice

No Rise in Portland 911 Calls After Oregon’s Measure 110, New Data Show

Since decriminalizing minor possession of all drugs in November 2020, Oregon has been the subject of intense scrutiny. Politicians and…

October 19, 2022

Sex Workers Got No Pardons. Decriminalization Is Overdue.

On October 8, President Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of simple marijuana possession. In doing so, he took a…

October 18, 2022

El Paso DA Turmoil Could Have Profound Immigrant-Rights Implications

The District Attorney of El Paso County, Texas, Yvonne Rosales, is decidedly non-progressive. When running for the seat, Rosales stated,…

October 13, 2022

The People Left Behind by Biden’s Cannabis Pardons

President Joe Biden’s surprise marijuana pardon action on October 6 has been widely praised as an important step toward righting…

October 11, 2022

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