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.
This week, Michele and Igor sit down with former Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss Jeff Sessions' tenure at the helm of the Justice Department.
While the Trump administration slashes support for criminal justice reform, Congress can push the country toward smart criminal justice policies through appropriations.
Reforms are needed to ensure that people with criminal records have equitable access to the labor market and economic security.
The Trump administration must help states take advantage of the federal government’s limited, unique resources to emphasize crime prevention, instead of just promoting and enabling the ramp-up of arrests and incarcerations.
The Trump administration’s approach to the drug epidemic will hurt American families and cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
The Department of Homeland Security’s supervision and monitoring programs are often an extension of a punitive immigration system that puts corporate profits over migrants’ lives.
The choice between being soft or tough on crime is a relic of the past. The question now is whether you are smart on crime.
Paid apprenticeships could help ease returning citizens’ labor market re-entry and benefit them, their families, and society.
The Justice Department is signaling a retreat on policing reform by scrutinizing all of its law enforcement accountability programs.
Collaboration between law enforcement and immigration enforcement undermines public safety by making police departments deportation forces rather than protectors of people facing extreme risk of violence.
While criminal justice reform may be stalled in Congress for now, red, blue, and purple states alike are moving forward with their own reforms.
Increased involvement of state and local police in federal immigration enforcement carries financial burdens and litigation risks and damages community trust.
With Jeff Sessions as attorney general, dangerous and outdated “law and order” policies would stymie criminal justice reform.
Statistical analysis illustrates that across a range of social and economic indicators, sanctuary counties perform better than comparable nonsanctuary counties.