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.
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.