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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support work that builds a more inclusive society and advances fair criminal justice, national security, and immigration policies.

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Recent Work

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

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.

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Want to Slash Recidivism Rates? Educate the Incarcerated.

President Obama’s move to restore prisoners’ access to Pell Grants could be a game changer for reform.

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I Am Sandra Bland

My experience—and the tragedies in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, and too many other places to count—reminds us that race determines what kind of policing communities receive.

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The Confederate Flag and the Power of Racial Narrative

Symbols of racism galvanize those who would defend a defenseless past.

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The Power of a Second Chance

Those convicted of low-level, nonviolent offenses are not the only people who deserve a shot at redemption.

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Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.

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Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York
Director, Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

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