Key Takeaways From Biden's Criminal Justice Reform Plan
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
Restoring Prisoners' Access to Education Reduces Recidivism
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
Is America Making Progress in Curtailing Mass Incarceration?
According to a new report, while the overall number of inmates in the U.S. is declining, some states are still seeing their prison populations rise.
Does Congress' Prison Reform Bill Go Too Far or Not Far Enough?
The First Step Act has passed the House, but it's likely to face opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate.
A Harvard Sociologist Breaks Down the Moral Failures Plaguing the U.S. Prison System
Harvard University sociologist Bruce Western weighs in on the role of prisons in perpetuating human vulnerability.
Thousands of Privately Owned Companies Are Profiting From the U.S. Prison System
A report released by the Corrections Accountability Project this week exposes over 3,100 corporations—including over 2,500 privately traded companies—that profit from the U.S. prison system.
La Esclavitud Moderna en la Fuerza Laboral en la Prisión de Estados Unidos
Este artículo explica los problemas laborales relacionados con el uso de presos como trabajadores extremadamente mal pagados en las prisiones estatales y federales.
The Fight for Racial Justice Can't Stop With Fixing a Broken Policing System
Author Paul Butler employs the chokehold—the maneuver as well as the metaphor—as, in his words, "a way of understanding how American inequality is imposed."
To Mobilize Criminal Justice Reform, Appeal to the Public's Self-Interest
Highlighting racial disparities may be less effective, a new study finds.
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