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For Funders, a Responsible Exit Is an Elusive Ideal

February 8, 2016by Jonathan Cohen
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A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016by Marsha Levick
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The Hashtag That Stymied Corruption in Kyrgyzstan

January 28, 2016by Shamil Ibragimov

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A Week of Stunning Victories for Youth Justice

January 29, 2016 | by Marsha Levick

With dizzying speed, the Supreme Court has created a better justice system for juveniles.

Grantee Spotlight

Creating Sustainable Farms, One Abandoned Prison at a Time

January 28, 2016 | by Donysha Smith

In this Soros Justice Fellow’s initiative, guard towers become climbing walls, jail cells sprout organic gardens, and at-risk youth cultivate a brighter future.

The Environmental Racism Flowing in Flint

January 27, 2016 | by Kristen Clarke

A step to preventing crises like the one in Flint is to promote democratic accountability and ensure that minority communities are not disenfranchised and stripped of their voices.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | by Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

How Private Sponsorship Programs Could Help Resettle Refugees

December 16, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Rojas, Alyssa Ross

When individuals agree to support refugees for the first year in their new country, everybody wins.

New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

December 10, 2015 | by Christopher Scott

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

One Year After the Torture Report, a New Law Says “Never Again”

December 9, 2015 | by Jeremy Ravinsky, Jonathan E. Kaplan

A year later, it’s worth remembering just how horrific—and ineffective—“enhanced interrogation” turned out to be.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Policing and the Future of Baltimore

December 3, 2015 | by Evan Serpick

Advocates who have been pushing reforms see new openings to challenge a criminal justice culture in Baltimore that feeds the cycle of mass incarceration and disenfranchisement.

Grantee Spotlight

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

November 13, 2015 | by Dorsey Nunn

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

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