incarceration

Washington State’s $125 Million Drug War Restitution Plan Is Only a Start

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) wants to invest $125 million each year, funded by cannabis tax revenue, into communities most…

February 11, 2022

Rikers Strike Against Horrendous Conditions Draws Political Support

Elected officials are rallying outside of the Rikers Island Detention Complex on January 13 to support detainees who are rejecting…

January 13, 2022

Global COVID Vaccination Rates for People in Prison Remain Far Too Low

On December 14, Harm Reduction International (HRI) and Penal Reform International (PRI)—two non-governmental organizations based in the United Kingdom that…

December 15, 2021

New Orleans Result Could Increase Reformers’ Focus on Sheriff Elections

Since 2015, both Big Philanthropy funders and progressive grassroots activists have targeted local district attorney elections, seeing these once-sleepy affairs…

December 15, 2021

“Good Behavior” Gets Us Early Release—If Corrections Decides to Honor It

Twenty-two-year-old Angel Rosso has been incarcerated in Washington state since 2018. His release date was set for January 2023. But,…

December 9, 2021

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