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ELECTORAL JUSTICE

Should voting be required by law?

In the months leading up to Election Day, Americans are constantly bombarded with Get Out the Vote...
Carolyn Copeland
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Should voting be required by law?

Carolyn Copeland
CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Austin gearing up for second round of debates over homeless legalization

On Thursday, lawmakers in Austin, Texas will once again bring to a vote a controversial ordinance: decriminalizing...
Carolyn Copeland

New report asks defense attorneys to analyze reforms from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

On the South Side of Chicago, a 19-year-old and his family were victims of an armed robbery...
Alexandra Arriaga

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Activists outraged after interim appointment undermines open race for SF District Attorney

With no incumbent on the ballot for the first time in more than a century, San Francisco voters...
Alexandra Arriaga

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on prison abolition: 'explore just alternatives to incarceration'

In a series of tweets Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) shone a spotlight on the...
Alexandra Arriaga

Black mothers deserve to be freed from outrageous stereotypes

Last weekend, I popped, locked, and dropped it on top of a table in a tight black...
Rochaun Meadows Fernandez

For accurate unemployment numbers, incarcerated individuals should be counted

by Ammara Ansari You may have heard the news that the unemployment rate has been going down. To...
Prism Guest Writer

Censorship behind bars: How prison book restrictions make up the nation's largest book ban

In The New Jim Crow, civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander examines the ways in which today’s mass...
Alexandra Arriaga

Los Tigres del Norte highlight the stories of Latino inmates with a visit to Folsom Prison

In long black peacoats, the five men of the most popular norteño Mexican group in the world...
Alexandra Arriaga
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