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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

The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

September 23, 2016 Thomas Watson

Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.

Seizing the Moment to Tackle the School-to-Prison-to-Deportation Pipeline

September 7, 2016 Thomas Watson

Why Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for Latino activists to make progress on criminal justice issues.

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 Marc Schindler 10

Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.

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Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs