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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

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.

The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015 by Kathleen Foley

As a board member for the Project on Death in America, Burt worked tirelessly to transform the culture of dying in the United States.