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How JAY-Z and Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance Plans to Improve the Criminal Justice System

POST CONTINUES BELOW Part of the problem is that this prison culture has now polluted American culture. You did something wrong; we're going to throw you away forever. That started in the court system ... read more

Florida's troubled prison system ready for reform, advocates say

TALLAHASSEE — Wide-ranging criminal sentencing changes aimed at easing Florida’s troubled prison system may gain traction at the ... letting thousands out early and enacting rehabilitation programs fo... read more

Science— and the law — says don’t try juveniles as adults

Moreover, this failure has denied so many of the opportunity for rehabilitation ... American and Latino children. Politicians created a maelstrom of punitive policies — including California’s harsh “t... read more

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D.C. doubles down on destructive prison-first policies

The movement for a more humane criminal-justice system has been gaining ground in cities ... District Attorney Rachael Rollins (D) to D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D), African American activis... read more

Justice Reinvestment Act seems to be working, but changes proposed on expunging criminal records

After a comprehensive law overhauled the state’s criminal justice ... to life outside the correctional system, the law states that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services must issue ... read more

Want to Shrink the Prison Population? Look at Parole.

She had recently left a drug rehab program early, but she says she didn’t know ... escape and are at continual risk of being rearrested and reentered into the prison system.” The state pressures peopl... read more

Meet the former federal prosecutor who wants to abolish prisons

Georgetown Law professor and author Paul Butler knows the US criminal justice ... He argues that African-American men in particular need be more aware of the system in which they are operating. read more

We must do more to rehabilitate US inmates

ADVERTISEMENT Tragically, a lack of emphasis on prisoner rehabilitation contributes to the problem of recidivism in the American prison system. The U.S. prison system lacks the prisoner rehabilitation ... read more

How American women are left to rot in jail

Here is the female incarceration rate per 100,000 people, by OECD members: If we wish to reduce the grotesque toll of misery and death inflicted by the prison system, the easiest place to start is by ... read more

Restaurant owner gets prison sentence for DUI

Sullivan entered rehab after he was charged and made a lot of changes ... Sullivan was eligible for the prison system’s Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program and was given an alternate minimum s... read more

Trump administration looks to Texas as it pushes a criminal justice reform bill

She now serves in the Office of American Innovation, which works on criminal ... system – racial disparities, draconian mandatory minimum sentences, persistent overcrowding, lack of ... read more

League of Women Voters hot topics event on prison reform

Their programs are focused more on the rehabilitation of prisoners and how the system can help inmates to transition into society and abstain from further criminal activity that will result in more in... read more

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