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Open Society Voices

Expensive and Immoral: The Case for Sentencing Reform

March 2, 2015 by Mark Obbie

How can policymakers justify on moral grounds locking people in cages for decades when much shorter sentences would serve the same purpose?

Changing Places: A Former Prosecutor on the Grand Jury

February 25, 2015 by James Goldston

After serving on a grand jury in Brooklyn, New York, a former federal prosecutor reflects on the experience, and sees a need for reform.

The Fight against Police Ethnic Profiling in France Returns to the Courts

February 23, 2015 by Jonathan Birchall

A courtroom in Paris will this week see the latest stage in an ongoing legal challenge to what the French call “contrôle au faciès”—police stops that target individuals on the basis of the way they look.

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