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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

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

August 27, 2015 | by Norris Henderson

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.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | by Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | by Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

Remembering the Terrorism at Oak Creek

August 11, 2015 | by Amardeep Singh

The federal system for countering violent extremism suffers from the same stubborn racial and cultural bias that permeates America.

Want to Slash Recidivism Rates? Educate the Incarcerated.

August 3, 2015 | by Christopher Scott, Nkechi Taifa

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

I Am Sandra Bland

July 30, 2015 | by Jasmine Mickens

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.

The Confederate Flag and the Power of Racial Narrative

July 29, 2015 | by Donysha Smith

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

The Failed U.S. Transparency Law That’s Killing Angola’s Economy

July 21, 2015 | by Elias Isaac

Little has changed in the five years since the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was passed to stop elites in faraway countries from looting public treasuries.

A U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Rights of Pretrial Detainees

July 16, 2015 | by Marina Ilminska

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June has reinforced the principle that the authorities must protect prisoners in pretrial detention from the threat of violence.

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