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Open Society Voices

Pretrial Detention of Juveniles: As Common as It Is Wrong

September 1, 2015 by Marina Ilminska

The extended pretrial detention of juveniles should be a seldom-used measure of last resort, not the sadly common practice it is today.

In Katrina’s Wake, Criminal Justice Reform Takes Hold in New Orleans

August 27, 2015 by Norris Henderson 1

When Hurricane Katrina hit, the justice system in New Orleans had completely broken down. We looked at the court system, the police department, the jail—and started talking about how to fix things.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 by Richard Weir 8

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York