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Prosecutors can help implement policies that are better for families and communities.
Miriam Aroni Krinsky
The results of record-sealing legislation enacted in 2017 shows the need for automatic expungement, advocates say.
With Appeal contributor Guy Hamilton-Smith and Elizabeth Letourneau of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Adam H. Johnson
Advocates warn that overuse of ankle monitors and other forms of electronic monitoring produce consequences of their own.
Barred from other shelters, registrants were left with few options as the hurricane approached.
Elsewhere in the country, lawsuits and legislation seek to protect people from predatory mugshot sites.
Katie Rose Quandt
With Chicago activist Celia Colón
As the borough’s district attorney race takes shape, advocates press for changes to the office’s approach to people who reoffend.
Low-income women are fueling bail industry profits—and getting harmed in the process.
Critics say the state's policy of keeping non-residents registered bloats the list—and harms public safety.
New types of registries are being created around the country, despite research showing they don’t work.