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.
Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy
Why Prison Reform Is Not Enough to Fix the U.S. Criminal Justice System
Second Chance Cities: Local Efforts to Promote Re-Entry Success
All Talk, No Action: Debunking the Trump Administration’s Support for Law Enforcement
A Revolution of Values in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
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.
CAP’s Jobs Blueprint addresses the wage stagnation and employment challenges facing working class Americans and communities left behind by investing in millions of new jobs nationwide to meet some of our nation’s most pressing economic and social needs and creating a job guarantee in the hardest-hit areas.
Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.
This week, Igor discusses the damaging association of criminality and blackness with writer Clint Smith and Brian Ferguson, director of the Washington, D.C., Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs.
In an effort to break the cycle of incarceration, mayors across the country have been working to reform the criminal justice system.
One Philadelphia resident explains how Pennsylvania's clean slate policies have given him a second chance at life outside of prison.
Progressive leaders discuss how America can combat racial injustice in order to fulfill the dream of Martin Luther King Jr.
This fact sheet summarizes key research findings on the far-reaching consequences that even a minor criminal record can have on individuals, families, communities, and the economy, as well as research on policies designed to mitigate these consequences.
Federal and state funding should support and expand prison education if the United States hopes to reduce its rapidly growing prison population.
This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to discuss the renewed debate on gun control, among other issues.
Mayors nationwide are resisting the Trump administration's "tough on crime" tactics in favor of smarter, fairer, and more effective public safety strategies.
Voter disenfranchisement laws are rooted in racism and run counter to the idea of redemption.
The Trump administration will miss the mark on the opioid epidemic if it does not reverse course on its broader agenda.
In this bonus episode, Michele and Igor sit down with social justice advocates Brittany Packnett and Rashad Robinson to address topics pertaining to race and privilege.