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.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says that 287(g) agreements promote public safety and are in the best interest of the local community, but a closer look shows otherwise.
The time is now to end the war on drugs and take steps to legalize marijuana.
In honor of Second Chance Month, Prison Fellowship’s campaign to eliminate barriers to opportunity for justice-involved Americans, CAP is highlighting the range of approaches that cities have adopted to promote second chances for all of their residents.
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.
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.
The Trump administration is withholding critical funding for police departments across the country to make a point about so-called sanctuary cities.
The Trump administration’s rhetorical support for reforming America’s prisons is contradicted by its policies to incarcerate more people for longer periods of time.
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.
Instead of pursuing the harshest punishments, the justice system should be parsimonious and seek the lowest sufficient sanction for an offense.
Mayors nationwide are resisting the Trump administration's "tough on crime" tactics in favor of smarter, fairer, and more effective public safety strategies.
In the past year, President Trump and his administration have consistently sought to undermine rights, protections, and opportunities for people of color.
Policymakers must act to improve the health conditions and treatment of incarcerated women.