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What America's Creeping Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like From the Inside
Criminal justice reform in the US has prompted the early release of thousands of people imprisoned for non-violent drug crimes. Robert Booker, however, was not among them.
Now More Than Ever, Obama's Immigration Policies Are Punishing the Persecuted
Instead of devoting resources to rounding up, detaining, and deporting refugees, the United States should ensure those fleeing violence in their home countries have a chance to make their claim for protection.
How to Stop the Dangerous 'Revolving Door' of Jailing the Mentally Ill
America's jails and prisons aren't meant to be mental health care facilities, but with nowhere else to go, the mentally ill often end up incarcerated. The result is poor care — and a lack of safety for all involved.
'Previous Convictions' Questions on Job Applications Condemn People to a Different Kind of Prison
Forcing the formerly incarcerated to answer that question when applying for jobs — or for apartments, student loans, and many other things — amounts to structural discrimination.
Fixing America's Broken Corrections System Needs to Start on the Inside
How do we fix America's broken corrections and criminal justice systems? We asked the head of one of the country's largest prison systems.
Street Gangs Have a Great Solution For Reducing Violent Crime
Say what you will about gangs, but their model works when it comes to attracting young people. It's time to use that model to save kids and reduce violence and crime.