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Three Strikes Laws Call Everyone Out in New Mexico
Founder and writer of Prison Diaries, the 2016 Webby Award Hon...
It's clear that something must be done to reform criminal justice in New Mexico, but that doesn't mean that just anything should be done. A tougher three strikes law will take the state further away from reform.
Newest Wave of GOP Governors Should Support Prison Reform
Alexa Van Brunt
An attorney at the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Cent...
With a wave of new Republican governors taking office -- including Larry Hogan of Maryland, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Bruce Rauner of Illinois -- the question on the minds of every criminal justice advocate is this: which brand of Republican will they be?
California Prison Reform's Biggest Backer Is Also Friends With Karl Rove
America's Awful, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Prison System
The American prison system should be our greatest source of shame. The only country that imprisons more people per capita may be North Korea. The voiceless and voteless prisoners and former prisoners in America need us to advocate for reform.
Light Through the Clouds
Award-winning filmmaker, public thinker, and author
Thinking about the broader state of the nation, the presidential election left me with a mixed range of emotions. But as one of many working to end the ongoing injustice of America's war on drugs, developments at the state level around the country gave me renewed hope.
'I Have Lots Of Friends Who Take Drugs.. They Never See A Policeman'
Will California Reform Three Strikes?
Freelance writer, producer at Reason TV
In the country with the most prisoners, California is the state with more incarcerated people than any other. Today, California voters have the chance to make two crucial reforms to its troubled prisons and jails.
Innocent, Sick, Behind Bars
What Kind of Society and Criminal Does California Deserve?
President, California College Democrats
California's schools and social programs have been starved of funding for years but I believe that now is the time for this to change. The choice to reinvest in education starts with a reassessment of our fundamental values and our priorities in California.
7 OECD Countries with the Highest Incarceration Rates: US and Israel Top List!
Howard Steven Friedman
Statistician and health economist for the United Nations; Teac...
As the U.S. continues loading its jails and looking for new places to build larger prisons, we should be asking more questions. Why does the U.S. need so many more prisoners than other countries?
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Waiting To Die: A Tale Of Modern American Justice
Blogger on California's correctional facilities
This is a love story about a quadriplegic woman named Sarah and a heroin addict named Rick grappling with the consequences of conviction under California's Three Strikes Law.
WATCH: Gregory Taylor Released From Prison After Serving 13 Years For Food Theft
Should There Be Judicial Nullification?
Judge H. Lee Sarokin
Retired federal judge
If Kagan or any other nominee said that she would enforce the law if she agreed with it, the nomination would end in a blink. But should a judge be allowed to circumvent a law that's otherwise constitutional?
They Walk Among Us
Geri is a freelance writer in Silicon Valley
Timing is everything when you are convicted of murder. Sentencing is all about timing. Guidelines change, and so do prison sentences.
Three Strikes and You're in
Now would be a good time for legislators to revisit the policies that may or may not have reduced crime in the country but have undeniably increased the prison population to intolerable levels.
Number Of Inmates Serving Life Terms Hits Record High
Jackson and Obama: Political Blackness Redefined
Obama may be successful in moving ahead politically by creating an image of being civil-rights-lite, but will communities of color reap the benefits as well? That's yet to be seen.
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