criminal injustice

Sex Offender Registry Reform Is a Harm Reduction Issue

In the United States, anyone convicted of a sex offense is punished with two criminal sentences. The first is the…

September 7, 2023

A Daughter’s Life and Death, Seen Through a Harm Reduction Lens

The book Addicted and Convicted: Letters from a Lost Daughter, published in August, tells the story of how Elizabeth Elliot…

September 6, 2023

Judge Keeps NJ Immigrant Detention Center Open, as Fight Continues

New Jersey’s last immigrant detention center, in the city of Elizabeth, will remain open after a judge’s decision. First activists,…

August 31, 2023

DeSantis Removal of Elected Reform Prosecutor Signals New Normal

State Attorney Monique Worrell of Orlando, Florida, has not been radical, or even close. Elected in 2020 after her predecessor,…

August 15, 2023

Fifth Circuit Strikes Post-Conviction Voting Ban as “Cruel and Unusual”

The intent of Mississippi's lifetime voting ban for people convicted of certain crimes, written into the state constitution as Section…

August 9, 2023

Oakland DA Recall Effort Reflects Double Standards

Oakland District Attorney Pamela Price is currently facing a recall effort, as the latest reformist top prosecutor to have a…

August 4, 2023

Pardon Certificates for Federal Cannabis Convictions: Slow Progress

The Justice Department (DOJ) is extending a public comment period concerning its marijuana pardon certification process, established under a directive…

July 19, 2023

California Finally Clearing Cannabis Records. Will Lessons Be Learned?

California officials have announced that they're finally making substantial progress on clearing old marijuana criminal records—but they’re seven years too…

July 6, 2023

Brazil’s Supreme Court Shamefully Ducks Key Drug-Decrim Ruling

On May 24, after eight full years of negligence, the Brazilian Supreme Court was supposed to rule in an Extraordinary…

May 25, 2023

ACLU Fights to Stop Sweeps Against Unhoused People in Phoenix

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the city of Phoenix, Arizona, over its homelessness policies. The ACLU is…

May 24, 2023