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‘A Moral Disgrace’: How The U.S. Stopped Counting Deaths Behind Bars
The Department of Justice is failing miserably at collecting data on deaths. Experts say that makes it hard to identify the worst prisons and jails.
January 8, 2021
Hidden in Bill Passed Over Trump’s Veto: Limits on Police Militarization
But local cops can still receive Pentagon equipment, including automatic rifles.
December 15, 2020
Why Millions of Americans Still Can't Get Coronavirus Relief Funds
Filing taxes with an undocumented immigrant means the whole family loses out on payment.
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.