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Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015by Masha Lisitsyna
flowers on portraits of Kalief Browder

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015by Francis Guzman

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow

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Want to Stop Police Violence? Establish an Independent Investigative Institution.

June 26, 2015 | by Katalin Szarvas, Erin Neff

Civil society is attempting to take police accountability into their own hands by demanding independent investigative institutions.

A Victory for Fair Housing

June 26, 2015 | by Eric Halperin, Deidre Swesnik

The Supreme Court upholds a vital tool for ending housing discrimination in America.

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015 | by Francis Guzman

The Kalief Browder story hit home for youth who’ve been imprisoned. I should know. I’m one of them.

Why Snowden Won’t Get the Public Interest Defense He Deserves

June 24, 2015 | by Sandra Coliver

European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.

When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015 | by Lynn M. Paltrow

From miscarriages to abortions to disagreements with doctors, an array of pregnancy-related issues can land a woman in jail.

Charleston’s Tragic Hour

June 19, 2015 | by Nkechi Taifa

The issue of race and racial justice must take center stage in this country.

After the Uprising, Uplifting Baltimore’s Youth

June 17, 2015 | by Tara Huffman

The recent uprising in Baltimore has catalyzed a younger generation of advocates and activists. These new leaders are energized, astute, and critical to transforming Baltimore for the better.

Challenge and Hope in Baltimore

June 1, 2015 | by Bryan Stevenson

Justice comes when people struggle. When more people struggle, more progress is made.

A Well-Intentioned, Deeply Flawed Approach to Drug Treatment

May 29, 2015 | by Joanne Csete, Denise Tomasini-Joshi

On paper, drug courts seem like a smart, progressive way to help people kick their dependence. But a recent report suggests they may do more harm than good.

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.

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