incarceration

The Influential HOPE Probation Program Is Badly Misnamed

Last month, a woman won $7 million in a federal court in Hawaii against the state’s Department of Public Safety,…

December 1, 2021

The Right Uses Wisconsin Parade Tragedy to Attack Bail Reform

After an SUV ploughed through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 21, killing five people and injuring 48,…

November 23, 2021

Why the ACLU Is Taking On Wyoming’s Pretrial “24/7 Sobriety” Program

Criminologists and, increasingly, local court systems love the idea of “swift, certain and fair” punishments for drug use (including alcohol) by…

November 22, 2021

The Data Gatekeeper Spinning Pennsylvania’s Prisons Narrative

In 2017, at the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in Philadelphia, then-President James P. Lynch gave a speech about…

November 16, 2021

Global Drug Policy Index Shines Light on Harm Reduction, Human Rights

Following the bouncing ball of international drug policies is an almost impossible task, as every variable imaginable can impact the…

November 15, 2021

NY Gov. Hochul Signs Bills to Decriminalize Syringes, Guarantee OUD Meds in Prisons

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, appointed in August, has already done more for harm reduction than her disgraced predecessor Andrew…

October 8, 2021

De Blasio Rejects Decarceration as Human Rights Catastrophe Consumes Rikers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to pursue decarceration for the Rikers Island jail complex at a press…

September 16, 2021

Hundreds of WA Drug-War Prisoners Can Be Freed. We’re Still Waiting.

On February 25, a Washington Supreme Court ruling—commonly known as the Blake decision—effectively decriminalized drug possession in the state. Lawmakers…

September 8, 2021

Alabama Parole Board’s Cruel and Unprecedented Increase in Denials

Representative Chris England, the chairman of the Alabama Democrats, does not mince words when it comes to former prosecutor Leigh…

August 31, 2021

Prisoners Sue After Drug Testing of Their Legal Mail Gave False Positives

Incarcerated people‘s legal mail falsely tested positive for drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in July against the Massachusetts Department…

August 10, 2021