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The Education Apocalypse--20 Years of Ongoing Fall Out

SpearIt | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
SpearIt

This year marks the twenty-year anniversary of the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill, the legislative bombshell that effectively eliminated higher education in prison.

Do the Crime, Do the Time? The Failed Policies of Permanent Punishment

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

The scrutiny of law enforcement, particularly in urban environments, falls disproportionately on a handful of neighborhoods, which are becoming more and more segregated by race and class.

The Muslim Vote: Down by Law

SpearIt | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
SpearIt

With election day around the corner, millions of Americans will be out voting. Many, however, will be denied this opportunity due to their criminal record. Increasingly, this is the case for Muslim-Americans.

When It Comes to Felonies, Every Sentence Is a Life Sentence

Thomas White | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime
Thomas White

Sometimes, good people do bad things. We're not talking about murder or rape -- but rather about people who committed non-violent, first time offenses and are withheld basic societal rights for their whole lives.

Has the Movement Opposing America's Drug War Broken Through to the Mainstream?

Jesse Levine | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Jesse Levine

The 40th anniversary of the war on drugs became an opportunity for leaders from diverse backgrounds to emerge with the unified message that the drug war failed.