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The Facts on Pattern-or-Practice Investigations Fact Sheet
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The Facts on Pattern-or-Practice Investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice seems poised to restore pattern-or-practice investigations to promote constitutional and effective policing.

Kenny Lo

Clemency 101 Fact Sheet
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Clemency 101

Clemency is a criminal justice reform tool that governors and the president can use to correct unjust sentences.

Kenny Lo, Betsy Pearl, Akua Amaning

The Facts on Progressive Prosecutors Fact Sheet
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The Facts on Progressive Prosecutors

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.

Allison Young

What You Need To Know About Ending Cash Bail Fact Sheet
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What You Need To Know About Ending Cash Bail

Cash bail criminalizes poverty, fuels mass incarceration, and disproportionately affects communities of color. States and localities are increasingly pursuing opportunities for reform.

Lea Hunter

Ending the War on Drugs: By the Numbers Fact Sheet

Ending the War on Drugs: By the Numbers

Researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Policymakers must replace the war on drugs with a fairer, more effective model that treats substance misuse as a public health issue—not a criminal justice issue.

Betsy Pearl

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