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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
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When Pregnancy Leads to a Prison Term

June 24, 2015by Lynn M. Paltrow
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Open Society Voices

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.

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Amid Occupation, Life Goes On for Palestinians

April 17, 2015 | by Will Doig

Photographer Tanya Habjouqa’s pictures of Palestinian life reveal a world that’s far more diverse than the news would have you believe.

The Tricky Practice—and Vast Potential—of Public Polling in Burma

April 15, 2015 | by Kathy Frankovic

A new study shows that even in a society where freedom of expression is restricted, pollsters can learn a lot about what people want from their government.

Punish the Sex Worker or the Client? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

April 14, 2015 | by Sebastian Kohn

Across the world, the political left and right have inspired new populist support to end the demand for sex work through criminalization. This threatens the rights, health, safety, and wishes of sex workers.

New UN Standards on Prisoners Will Strengthen Pretrial Justice

April 13, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

The members of the UN are moving to update global minimum standards on how prisoners should be treated, to take account of how the world has changed in the sixty years since they were first agreed.

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.

How a White Working Class Community in Berlin Embraced Its New Immigrants

April 10, 2015 | by Andreas Hieronymus, Dušan Ugrina

The Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf is a case study in how supposedly racist enclaves don’t always live up to their stereotype.

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.

Grantee Spotlight

Making Roma Rights Real in Ireland

April 9, 2015 | by Bethany Wynne-Morgan

By improving Roma relations with the police and fighting ethnic profiling, advocates are helping to dismantle the structural biases that hold Roma back.

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