The power of commutations is a ready-made tool to save lives, but officials need to actually use it.
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Clemency is a criminal justice reform tool that governors and the president can use to correct unjust sentences.
In addition to granting early release orders, policymakers must reform U.S. reentry systems to ensure that justice-involved people benefit from relief measures and can access vital social support programs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The war on drugs has adversely affected people of color for decades; if enacted, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act has an opportunity to correct these harms.
Having a criminal record can be a life sentence to poverty, but some states and localities are implementing progressive policies to change that.
Young adults who have been disproportionately affected by America’s criminal justice system are in need of solutions to reduce the collateral consequences of a criminal record.
The collateral consequences of having a criminal record create barriers and restrict opportunities for families across generations—policy solutions must be comprehensive and multigenerational.
Police have a responsibility to change their practices amid the pandemic to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among the public and law enforcement officers.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, officials must be vigilant in educating and persuading the public to adhere to stay-at-home orders, only using the criminal justice process as a last resort.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic intensifies, CAP is collecting examples of how stay-at-home orders are being enforced.
A growing number of prosecutors are shifting away from an overly punitive vision of safety and justice and toward alternatives to incarceration that promote equitable and prevention-oriented responses within the criminal justice system.
While some local law enforcement agencies have responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by diverting people away from prisons and jails and by releasing particularly vulnerable incarcerated individuals, federal immigration officials are continuing to endanger the lives and safety of detained people and undermine public health.
Cash bail criminalizes poverty, fuels mass incarceration, and disproportionately affects communities of color. States and localities are increasingly pursuing opportunities for reform.
‘It Would Bring so Much Relief to so Many People:’ How Washington’s Clean Slate Legislation Could Give People a Second Chance
Carolina earned her second chance; Washington should let her have it.
A list of all the ways Trump’s U.S. Department of Justice contradicts his claims that he is a reformer.