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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support work that builds a more inclusive society and advances fair criminal justice, national security, and immigration policies.

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A Chance to Rewrite America’s Racial Narrative

Too many police departments, educators, journalists, and health care providers default to a criminal caricature of blackness.

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The Right to Understand the Right to Remain Silent

Do people really understand the right to remain silent? This essential right protects individuals from being compelled to make self-incriminating statements, yet too often there is a failure to ensure it is understood.

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From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice  

Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.

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Stop Prosecuting Children as Adults

Approximately 200,000 American youth are tried and incarcerated as adults every year, making the United States the world’s leading jailer of kids.

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How California Is Reducing Its Prison Population  

Lenore Anderson of Californians for Safety and Justice reflects on Prop 47 and the hard work still ahead.

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The Selma March and the Challenges Ahead

The Selma march showed us how far we’ve come—and how much further we have to go.

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Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

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