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Millions Of Voters Could Be About To Significantly Reform The Criminal Justice System
Crime is at its lowest levels in decades, yet the nation’s inmate population remains extremely high.
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The ACLU’s Next Political Move: Jumping Into The Georgia Governor’s Race
The group is spending $800,000 to remind voters of Stacey Abrams’ work on criminal justice reform.
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‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections For Crime Victims Sound Great, But Could Cause Problems
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Ballot initiatives in six states are part of a nationwide campaign to elevate crime victims’ rights.
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'Serial' Podcast Is Returning For A Third Season
The celebrated spinoff of "This American Life" is back later this month, with new episodes launching each Thursday.
California Ends Cash Bail
Now defendants will be freed before trial depending on their risk to public safety and not their ability to pay bail money. But some say the new law doesn’t go far enough.
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California Becomes First State To Pass Law Ending All Use Of Money Bail
Reform groups argue the bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown won't do enough to shift the criminal justice status quo.
Watch This Herd Of Cows Help Florida Cops Catch A Runaway Suspect
This story sounds like a load of bull -- but watch for yourself as these cows steer cops straight to a runaway suspect.
Voters Oust Michael Brown Prosecutor
In the Democratic primary for St, Louis County prosecutor, incumbent Robert McCulloch lost to Wesley Bell.
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St. Louis Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Didn't Bring Charges In Cop Killing Of Michael Brown
In a remarkable win for reformers, Wesley Bell, a city council member in Ferguson, Missouri, upset Robert McCulloch in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
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If You Want To End Racism, Stop Forgiving Racists
America loves to extend unconditional forgiveness to racists, and it's going to be our downfall.
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Larry Nassar Blames Judge For Prison Assault, Files Appeal For New Sentence
Nassar's lawyer suggested Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's castigation of the disgraced doctor laid the groundwork for the alleged assault.
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California Prosecutor Refuses To Allow DNA Test That Could Exonerate Inmate
Kenneth Moore has spent decades behind bars for crimes he claims he did not commit. The Alameda County district attorney's office is refusing him a chance to prove his innocence.
The Privilege Of Being Arrested As A White Woman
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I’m shocked at how seamlessly my arrest played out.
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Addiction Should Not Be Punishable By Deportation
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Even immigrants with green cards can be deported for a single conviction related to a controlled substance.
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NFL Players Say Trump's Pardons Aren't Enough To Fix A Broken System
They suggested Trump issue a mass pardon for prisoners who have already served many years for nonviolent drug crimes.
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'The Staircase' Attorney David Rudolf Isn't Happy The Owl Theory Became A Joke
Michael Peterson's trusted lawyer explains why his client agreed to a documentary. And, yeah, he gets into the owl theory.
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Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed
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The president is incapable of admitting his mistakes, but Americans are ready for criminal justice reform.
Kalief Browder's Brother Searches For Justice On Anniversary Of His Death
Browder spent three years at Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime.
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It Sure Looks Like The Courts Are About To Get Tougher On Black People
Republican-nominated judges give harsher sentences to black defendants, says a new study. Trump's court picks already have worrisome records.
Former Inmates Say They Were Abused By Their Guards. Now They Want Justice.
Eric Smith and Alleadhin “Ali” Qandah have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to take on the St. Charles County Jail for alleged abuse.
Kim Kardashian And Donald Trump Met To Talk About Prison Reform
The reality TV star used her platform in the last year to become an advocate in high-profile cases.
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If You Want To Totally Change America's Criminal Justice System, You Need A Plan
This group has one.
Cops Keep Getting Called On Black People for Being Black
Viral cell phone videos reveal a sobering reality: white people often call the cops on black people for no reason.
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Meek Mill Backs Out Of Trump Event On Prison Reform
The rapper said he and the president had become the focus of the summit.
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Progressive Prosecutors Win Primaries In North Carolina
Progressives spent millions to challenge local prosecutors around the country who are maintaining the status quo.
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This Jared Kushner-Backed Bill Could Be 2018's Last Shot At Federal Prison Reform
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The president's son-in-law has been a "driving force" of the legislation, which focuses on the re-entry of federal prisoners. Many say it doesn't go far enough.
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