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Five Migrants Struggle and Thrive in Italy’s Chaotic Reception System

September 30, 2016 | Stefano Liberti

A series of short films shows a dysfunctional patchwork of migrant reception centers—and the lives of those forced to navigate it.

The Case against Stop-and-Frisk

September 30, 2016 | Vincent Warren

Stop and frisk failed in New York City—a lesson that should be heeded by any community considering its adoption.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

September 26, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

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.

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In the EU, One in Five People in Prison Haven’t Yet Been Found Guilty of Any Crime

September 23, 2016 | Alex Mik

Why are courts using pretrial detention as a first resort rather than a last one?

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Breaking Down the Silos between Latin America’s Homicide Reduction Programs

September 22, 2016 | Ignacio Cano

A new initiative aims to map antihomicide efforts across the violence-plagued region.

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 | Louise Ehlers

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

Four Countries That Opened Their Closed Institutions—and Prevented Torture

September 16, 2016 | Ben Buckland, Veronica Filippeschi

A look back at how a simple but revolutionary idea helped prevent torture in some of the world’s darkest places.

Will a Global Compact on Migration Lead to Lasting Change?

September 16, 2016 | Karen Campbell

An unprecedented UN summit aims to address the migration issue, but real progress will depend on the international community making good on its promises.

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 | Marc Schindler

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

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