incarceration

St. Louis Is a Big Step Closer to Closing the Workhouse

In St. Louis, Missouri—arguably the birthplace of the modern movement for Black lives—a city lawmaker has introduced a bill to…

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Despite Voting Rights Reform, Many People With Felonies Excluded From NJ Primary

New Jersey held primary elections on July 7, including hotly contested Congressional races for seats held by Jeff Van Drew…

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California Sheriff Sued for Keeping People Jailed as COVID-19 Rages

A group of attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on May 29 against Sheriff Gregory Ahern of Alameda County, California.…

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People With Mental Health Diagnoses Left Out of “Historic” NYC Decarceration

The number of New Yorkers in the city's infamous jail system hit what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an "historic"…

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California Strips Incarcerated People of Complaints Rights During Pandemic

In September last year, the Prison Law Office, a nonprofit working for incarcerated people in California, sent a letter to…

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Even Jails Are Decarcerating More Than State Prisons

State prisons' efforts to decarcerate during the COVID-19 crisis seem to have been eclipsed by those of county jails—despite more…

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Locked in a Crowded TV Room: Pandemic Revelations From a Federal Prison

Like many others affected by the coronavirus crisis, Simon,* a 43-year-old Black man, was confined to a room with a…

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The CDC Must Adopt Decarceration as a Matter of Public Health

Even before COVID-19 upended American social and economic life, mass incarceration was devastating communities nationwide. But with data suggesting that…

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SSDP Conference: Ending Mass Incarceration Takes More Than Drug Policy Reform

What are the drivers of mass incarceration? It’s a complicated question, with racism and classism central to the answers. The…

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Incarcerated People in Maryland Face Death If We Don’t Act Now

“I am afraid of getting coronavirus. It’s psyching me out a lot, I start to get panicky and think I…

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