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On Hiking 100 Miles And Surviving Jail

I’ll never forget this experience and thanks to the state of Washington, they’ll never let me forget it either.

Carla Moreno: On Hiking 100 Miles and Surviving Jail

Fifteen trails and over 100 miles. 2016 was an epic year for hiking. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest never ceases to amaze me. The meadows burgeon… Read more: Criminal Justice Reform, Jail, Dui, Women News

Allyson Aabram: The Gift Of Drug Court

The sea of unisex orange scrubs in the jury box was overwhelming. I scanned the makeup-free faces, tight pigtailed braids and bed heads, the one in th… Read more: Heroin, Drugs, War on Drugs, Criminal Justice, Addiction, Recovery, Crime News

Four Things We Can Do To End Mass Incarceration

It’s time for Americans to rethink how we use prison as a knee-jerk punishment for a majority of crimes. We have the highest

Elaine Pawlowski: We Need Doctors More Than Legislators

As the overdose rate from opioids and heroin continues to rise, families are begging for expanded treatment options and are expecting medical doctors … Read more: Addiction, Legislation, Criminal Justice, Opioid Overdose, Politics News

Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home And Out Of Youth Prisons

The National Collaboration for Youth, which represents national youth serving organizations around the country such as YMCA’s

Shaena Fazal: Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home And Out Of Youth Prisons

The National Collaboration for Youth, which represents national youth serving organizations around the country such as YMCA’s, Girls and Boys Clubs,… Read more: Criminal Justice, Mass Incarceration, Juvenile Detention, Incarcerated Youth, Politics News

Christopher Zoukis: Study Shows 39 Percent Reduction In Prison Population Would Not Affect Public Safety

A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law claims imprisoning 576,000 state and federal inmates serves no compelling purpose, and alternative sentencing could save almost $20 billion annually without compromising public safety. Read more: Mass Incarceration, Criminal Justice Reform, Crime News

We Wanted To Find Troubled Jails, So We Counted The Bodies

WASHINGTON ― In any given year, the vast majority of the thousands of jails in the United States do not report a single death. That makes sense. Jai… Read more: Must Reads, Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Doj, Jail Deaths, Jails, Politics News

John Legend To Obama: End Criminal Injustice Before White House Exit

Before President Obama leaves office next month, John Legend has one last request for the commander-in-chief: “bring an end to the injustice that re… Read more: President Obama, Criminal Justice, John Legend, Clemency, Black Voices News