Dan Quart makes the case for addressing the "systemic breakdown" in New York’s prisons and jails with shorter sentences, ending cash bail, and other reforms.
Daniel Nichanian Mar 11, 2021
The population of people under supervision dropped during Krasner’s first term, but his opponent in the May primary wants to roll back his changes.
Maura Ewing Mar 08, 2021
Instead of expanding the "arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate model," advocates want the next mayor to address the root causes of violence.
Meg O'Connor Feb 26, 2021
After 30 jail deaths in 16 years, the sheriff election in Erie County, New York, could force a reckoning.
Raina Lipsitz Feb 04, 2021
The measure may pave the way for more sheriff candidates who want to challenge mass incarceration, but are currently banned from running.
Katie Jane Fernelius Feb 01, 2021
The new DA of Athens wants to bring down Georgia’s sky-high probation rate. She also announced an end to marijuana prosecutions and the death penalty.
Katie Jane Fernelius Jan 11, 2021
Years of grassroots organizing helped overhaul the criminal legal systems in Cincinnati and Columbus this November. Activists are already looking ahead.
Anoa Changa Dec 15, 2020
Now these organizers are tackling the January runoffs for the U.S. Senate.
Sonam Vashi Dec 10, 2020
Two more anti-death penalty DAs were elected last week, and the new Los Angeles DA confirmed he would review past sentences.
Daniel Nichanian Dec 09, 2020
In Prince George’s County, Maryland, a push to remove armed police from schools could hinge on the outcome of local school board races.
Rachel M. Cohen Oct 23, 2020