Criminal Justice

Criminal justice news and developments.

The Threat to Holocaust Remembrance
Exterior of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Guard tower next to a barbed wire fence and long wooden cabins.

The Threat to Holocaust Remembrance

Growing attacks on anti-racist education threaten Holocaust education and feed into antisemitism.

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Facing Life: Mass Integration is Only Beginning
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Facing Life: Mass Integration is Only Beginning

Ending mass incarceration in prisons must be accompanied by creating “mass integration” for those released.

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The Failures of an Unchecked Prison Grievance System
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The Failures of an Unchecked Prison Grievance System

The prison grievance system in the U.S. fails incarcerated individuals by failing to address complaints and incidences of misconduct and abuse of power that is rampant in the corrections system.

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Reflecting on the Los Angeles Riots, 30 Years Later
Graffiti on a wall reads "F**K LAPD! No Justice. No Peace!"

Reflecting on the Los Angeles Riots, 30 Years Later

The 1992 Los Angeles riots were sparked by a series of injustices by the criminal justice system against marginalized people that remain unaddressed 30 years later.

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The Legalization of Marijuana Still Doesn’t Include Everyone
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The Legalization of Marijuana Still Doesn’t Include Everyone

Despite 420 celebrations and growing support to legalize it, people of color continue to be incarcerated for marijuana and excluded from the cannabis industry.

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The Harm in Circulating Graphic Videos of Police Brutality
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The Harm in Circulating Graphic Videos of Police Brutality

Sharing graphic videos of police brutality may raise awareness, but also cause harm and obfuscate the real effort needed to create change. 

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Can Safe Consumption End America’s Overdose Epidemic?
A person holding a syringe.

Can Safe Consumption End America’s Overdose Epidemic?

The opening of the first legalized safe consumption site in New York is allowing people who use drugs a safe place to consume drugs in the hopes of preventing overdoses.

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The Cruelty of Sentencing Enhancements
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The Cruelty of Sentencing Enhancements

Sentencing enhancements are often used to coerce defendants out of their constitutional right to a trial. Advocates are working to eliminate the exploitative practice.

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Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor Two Years Later
A mural of Breonna Taylor, the woman who was murdered by the police back in 2020.

Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor Two Years Later

Two years after being murdered by the police and the focus of protests, the fight to get justice for Breonna Taylor continues.

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