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Nowhere to Turn for Drug Treatment

May 21, 2015by Roxanne Saucier, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

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A Chance to Rewrite America’s Racial Narrative

May 13, 2015 | by Allison Brown

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

Time to Get Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

April 30, 2015 | by Leonard Noisette

The presidential candidates’ interest in the subject is most welcome. But we need a deeper discussion to fix what’s wrong.

The Right to Understand the Right to Remain Silent

April 27, 2015 | by Erin Neff

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Five Photographers Present Journeys Toward Freedom, Safety, and Self-Determination

April 21, 2015 | by Siobhan Riordan

From the creative act of authorship to the formidable journey to escape slavery, the stories highlighted in the next installment of the Moving Walls photography series explore people in pursuit of new worlds.

An Innovative Drug Policy That Works

April 20, 2015 | by Jamie Wood

A program that sends people convicted of low-level drug and sex work crimes to community-based services instead of jail is off to a good start in Seattle.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 | by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015 | by Terrance Pitts
Listen to highlights from a recent conversation among Open Society grantees immersed in the struggle for justice in Ferguson.

Three Things You Didn’t Know Are in the CIA Torture Report

April 9, 2015 | by Katherine Hawkins

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release a long-awaited report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program on April 3, 2014. Here are three stories in the report that the media missed.

Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?

April 7, 2015 | by Bill Vandenberg

In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?

Grantee Spotlight

A New Film Teaches Youth How to Deal with Stop-and-Search

April 3, 2015 | by Maryanne Olson

Taking know-your-rights into real-life street situations, a film called Y-Stop seeks to educate London youth on how to navigate an encounter with the police.

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