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November 16, 2018
What’s Really in the First Step Act?
Too much? Too little? You be the judge.
May 22, 2018
Is The “First Step Act” Real Reform?
Congress and criminal justice, a scorecard
June 6, 2017
Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Left and right came together on criminal justice reform. Then Trump happened.
December 16, 2016
Why Congress May Bring Criminal Justice Reform Back to Life
Four reasons a bipartisan bill has a better chance than you think
September 22, 2016
The Criminal Justice Reform That Could Actually Reach Obama’s Desk
In a year of inaction, a bill that changes the way we treat juveniles makes some headway.
January 5, 2016
Why Do Obama’s Gun Initiatives Sound Kind of Familiar?
Perhaps because he’s been here before.
November 6, 2015
Not everybody is aboard the criminal justice reform bandwagon. Here’s why.
October 21, 2015
Congress Prepares to Deliver (a Little) Criminal Justice Reform
Is this the beginning — or the end?
December 18, 2014
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Private Prisons...
...is none of your damn business.
December 12, 2014
‘The Ferguson Bill’
A new law promises to track civilians killed by police. Don’t hold your breath.