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Race and Poverty

February 8, 2016
While it may be common knowledge that prisoners are prohibited from possessing cell phones, less known is the role that private prison phone...
February 5, 2016
The Delaware House of Representatives has passed a resolution apologizing for the state's role in slavery and segregation. The resolution "...
February 1, 2016
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is pushing for legislation to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people, a move supported by...

Children in Prison

January 26, 2016
Yesterday, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system, a practice he said is "increasingly...
January 25, 2016
The United States Supreme Court today decided that states must retroactively apply the ban on mandatory death-in-prison sentences for juveniles.
January 16, 2016
A number of sentencing reform bills are now pending in Congress, where bipartisan coalitions are working together to reduce mass incarceration in...

Mass Incarceration

January 29, 2016
The jail and prison population in the United States has increased from 300,000 to 2.3 million in the past 40 years, creating a costly mass...
January 26, 2016
Yesterday, President Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system, a practice he said is "increasingly...
January 16, 2016
A number of sentencing reform bills are now pending in Congress, where bipartisan coalitions are working together to reduce mass incarceration in...

Death Penalty

February 3, 2016
The Florida Supreme Court yesterday stayed the execution of Michael Lambrix, which was scheduled for February 11, after hearing arguments about how...
January 21, 2016
Despite the United States Supreme Court's ruling last week that a capital sentencing scheme like Alabama's is unconstitutional, the State of Alabama...
January 14, 2016
The Montgomery Advertiser yesterday called for Alabama to eliminate judicial override in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down...