In the absence of federal leadership, states must adopt policies and allocate resources to promote effective and constitutional policing.
The Dilemma of Endorsing the FIRST STEP Act During the Trump Administration
Ending the War on Drugs
Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy
Why Prison Reform Is Not Enough to Fix the U.S. Criminal Justice System
A Revolution of Values in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
This week, Daniella moderates a panel with Cannon Lambert, the Bland family attorney, and David Heilbroner, co-director of the documentary, “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” during a live screening of the film at the Center for American Progress.
States across the country are taking action to enact clean slate, a new bipartisan policy solution that uses technology to automatically clear criminal records and give people the second chance they’ve earned.
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a man tapped to head the DOJ despite a troubling history, aggressively used his office and position to undermine the rights and freedoms of people of color.
Unsecured firearms are linked to violent crime, unintentional harm to children, and youth suicide.
Daniella and Ed sit down with Valerie Jarrett and Mayor Michael Tubbs and discuss criminal justice reform at the local level, as well as the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
With unfounded fear of gang violence growing and greater scrutiny of law enforcement tactics, there is an increasing need for public safety strategies that balance respect for individual rights.
The media’s overrepresentation of violent crime is feeding America’s distorted perception of lawlessness.
Voting-eligible Americans detained in jails while awaiting trial are legally allowed to vote—but easily avoidable obstacles often prevent them from doing so.
There is a dire need for smart sentencing reform—particularly for women and mothers who are trapped in prison for economic crimes.
Live from Washington, D.C., Michele and Igor speak with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos about the need to reform outdated federal marijuana policies.
Researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Policymakers must replace the war on drugs with a fairer, more effective model that treats substance misuse as a public health issue—not a criminal justice issue.
Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.
Michele and Igor sit down with James Forman Jr., a public defender and author, and discuss the touch-on-crime policies that resulted in disproportionate numbers of black men in prison.
The system of mass incarceration is perhaps the clearest manifestation of structural racism in the United States—with particularly damaging effects for black women and infants.