Tag: criminal justice system
The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3...
"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."
Retail industry claims to embrace criminal justice reform all while trying...
Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, CVS and Walmart are among the retailers that have tried to derail state-level criminal justice reforms.
The democratic platform heads in right direction on criminal justice, but...
The Democratic platform fails in some respects to meet the demands of the moment and misses the opportunity to provide a home for the millions of Americans looking for transformational change of a criminal legal system rooted in white supremacy and racism.
Four former correctional officers sentenced to prison for beating handcuffed inmate
“The sentences handed down in this case show that law enforcement officers who break the law, violate their oaths, and deprive inmates of their civil rights will be held accountable for their actions.”
I spent 16 months in solitary confinement and now I’m fighting...
"The need for reform is urgent. Because putting people in dehumanizing situations pushes them to do dehumanizing things."
By forgiving warrants and fines, communities give people a fresh start
“The intersection of criminal justice and employment became very real in that moment – criminal justice being a barrier to employment.”
America’s Criminal Injustice System
Is our justice system broken? More and more people are taking plea bargains for fear of longer sentences, even in cases where they are not guilty.
Everything Wrong With How Our Justice System Treats Poor People, In...
“Driving while poor” can be a harrowing experience, as minor offenses can lead to fines that low-income drivers cannot afford.
Clinton And Sanders Call Out America’s Racist Criminal Justice System
"There needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system."