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The Supreme Court’s ruling opens the door to increased use of this extremely harsh sentence, which disproportionately punishes Black children.
Without changes now, the outlook for earned time credits having a meaningful impact on opportunities for early release is bleak.
Corporations are increasingly committing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion but could do more for people with criminal backgrounds.
Abolishing the death penalty alone is not enough to address racial and socioeconomic injustices in the criminal legal system.
Traffic stops are now one of the most common acts of policing, and they disproportionately impact Black people and other people of color.
Partial decriminalization is still criminalization and ultimately endangers sex workers.
Physician's assistant prepares doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Prisons and jails are the sites of some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country.
Teenagers hang out beside a mural
Strong evidence shows the harmful effects incarceration can have on young people for the rest of their lives.
Incarcerated people learnt to code
What should happen with incarceration after we successfully keep the coronavirus at bay?
A woman's shadow
Practitioners and researchers agree it is not a question of whether we should help survivors, but how.

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