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Alternatives to Incarceration

Let's Talk About Prison Reform

Laura De Palma | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Laura De Palma

There is no doubt we have come a long way in shifting our national, collective consciousness around this issue. But is the national conversation regarding criminal justice reform moving in the right direction?

Our Indifference Is Killing People With Mental Illness

Jordan Melograna | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

We have to fundamentally change our view. The next time you run across someone having a mental health crisis on the street, think to yourself: if this person were having a heart attack, would you want them arrested?

Top 10 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 02.21.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

It's that time of year when people are making lists and checking them twice. Here is my action list about ways to fix the criminal justice system, with suggestions for steps we all can take. The time is ripe for change. Here's to making it happen in 2015.

Saki Knafo

New York Plan Misses The Whole Point Of Drug Policy Reform | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Three years ago, police officers in Seattle took a chance on a radical and unprecedented approach to the city's drug problem: They stopped automatical...

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prosecutor Tries A Radical Tactic In The Drug War: Not Throwing People In Prison | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles is pursuing a bold new approach to the "war on drugs" in South Carolina. (Photo: North Charleston Police Department/Flickr)...

Health Issues at Root of Swollen Jails and Prisons; Solutions are in Diversion Programs

Dr. Timothy P. Condon | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Dr. Timothy P. Condon

The immense volume of people flooding criminal justice systems in the U.S. demands effective policy responses from governments at all levels. Effective diversion models need to be shared widely and expanded.

Saki Knafo

States, Cities Lead In Reversing Failed War On Drugs | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Four years ago, police officers and prosecutors in Seattle decided they’d had enough of the usual ways of fighting the war on drugs. The police...