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In the United States, the Open Society Foundations aim to nurture the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life; encourages diverse opinions and critical debate; protects human rights; and promotes broadly shared prosperity and security.

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Open Society Voices

Virginia Topples a Relic of Colonial-Era Disenfranchisement

April 26, 2016 by Marc Mauer

Last week, the governor of Virginia ended the disenfranchisement of people convicted of felonies, one of the last groups still denied the right to vote.

A Podcast Examines the Intersection of Life and Law

April 22, 2016 by Donysha Smith 2

Breaking new ground in long-running debates about criminal justice, Nancy Mullane’s Life of the Law podcast embraces a spirit of inclusiveness.

How the “Model Minority” Myth Made Incarceration Harder for One Chinese Immigrant

April 12, 2016 by Donysha Smith 9

For many incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islanders, prison is often made tougher by the fact that their identity is not always recognized.