american justice summit
Criminal justice reform in the US has prompted the early release of thousands of people imprisoned for non-violent drug crimes. Robert Booker, however, was not among them.
By Archi Pyati
Instead of devoting resources to rounding up, detaining, and deporting refugees, the United States should ensure those fleeing violence in their home countries have a chance to make their claim for protection.
America's jails and prisons aren't meant to be mental health care facilities, but with nowhere else to go, the mentally ill often end up incarcerated. The result is poor care — and a lack of safety for all involved.
By Rob Schenck
Many American evangelical Christians say guns are in their 'DNA.' But after a 2013 mass shooting, influential evangelical minister Reverend Rob Schenck came to believe something different.
In a criminal justice system many say is broken, false confessions and plea bargains spurred by oppressive sentencing laws have put thousands of innocent people behind bars.
By Dorsey Nunn
Forcing the formerly incarcerated to answer that question when applying for jobs — or for apartments, student loans, and many other things — amounts to structural discrimination.
By John Wetzel
How do we fix America's broken corrections and criminal justice systems? We asked the head of one of the country's largest prison systems.
Say what you will about gangs, but their model works when it comes to attracting young people. It's time to use that model to save kids and reduce violence and crime.
Criminal records are preventing millions of people — including many who committed non-violent crimes — from going to the polls. This includes 1 in 13 of all African Americans.
More than half the 2.4 million people in America's prisons and jails have mental health issues. It's time to stop incarcerating the mentally ill and start treating them.