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CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES
Pete Buttigieg Unveils ‘Douglass Plan’ To Combat Racial Inequality
The South Bend mayor's plan, named after abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, aims to tackle systemic racial inequalities across the country.
New Bill Would Lift Some Restrictions On Federal Housing For People With Criminal Records
Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing to reduce recidivism and homelessness by helping ex-offenders find stable housing.
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Illinois Is Expunging Marijuana Convictions, But That Will Only Do So Much
“Expungement, for the most part, is not done with just a snap of the fingers and all the records go away,” says a criminal justice reform advocate.
Kim Kardashian Announces Lyft Ride-Share Program To Reduce Recidivism
Kim K. was back at the White House on Thursday as she continues her criminal justice reform efforts.
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Progressive Challengers Defeat Incumbent Prosecutors In Virginia Primary
The wins show growing liberal support for criminal justice reform.
Cory Booker Shoots Down Joe Biden’s Claims On Crime Bill And Mass Incarceration
In an interview with HuffPost, Booker called the 1994 law “awful” and “shameful.”
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Trump Pardons Pat Nolan, Ex-GOP Lawmaker Nabbed In FBI 'Shrimpscam' Sting
Nolan, who pleaded guilty to racketeering in the 1990s, became a leading conservative voice for criminal justice reform after a stint in prison.
Kim Kardashian Is Getting Her Own True Crime Documentary On The Oxygen Network
It will not be called "Keeping Up with Kriminal Justice Reform."
Ben & Jerry's Demands Congress Expunge Cannabis Convictions
The 4/20-friendly ice cream brand says marijuana legalization without criminal justice reform is "half baked."
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Kim Kardashian Will Pay Former Inmate's Rent For The Next 5 Years
The reality TV star is making a habit of leveraging her celebrity for criminal justice reform.
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Cory Booker Announces Run For President In 2020
The New Jersey senator joined a crowded field of Democrats set to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency.
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Cyntoia Brown Will Go Free. What About The Countless Others Just Like Her?
A majority of women in prison are survivors of sexual or physical violence.
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The Surprising Opponents Of Criminal Justice Reform
Some Republicans refuse to let go of tough-on-crime politics.
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Bipartisan Bill Reducing Some Criminal Sentences Advances In Senate
Passage of the First Step Act would be a major victory for criminal justice reform advocates, despite opposition from conservatives and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Cory Booker Fuels 2020 Speculation With Rousing Speech On Criminal Justice Reform
The senator urged Americans to "stay faithful" in the power of organizing as Congress struggles to pass a bipartisan prison and sentencing reform bill.
Senator Chuck Grassley Neglects Juveniles For Crime Reform Bill, Advocates Say
Child advocates worry that he will fail to get a juvenile justice bill to the finish line before the year ends.
Tommie Smith Says ‘We All Have A Responsibility’ 50 Years After Olympic Protest
The former U.S. Olympic sprinter was honored by Ava DuVernay at a benefit concert for criminal justice reform.
Democrats Just Nominated A Woman Of Color To Run Boston's Criminal Justice System
Reformer Rachael Rollins would be the first woman of color to serve as Suffolk County's district attorney.
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Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed
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The president is incapable of admitting his mistakes, but Americans are ready for criminal justice reform.
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George Soros, Progressive Groups To Spend Millions To Elect Reformist Prosecutors
If they succeed, the liberal billionaire and political action committees could change how the law is enforced in America.
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This Jared Kushner-Backed Bill Could Be 2018's Last Shot At Federal Prison Reform
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The president's son-in-law has been a "driving force" of the legislation, which focuses on the re-entry of federal prisoners. Many say it doesn't go far enough.
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A Meek Mill Docuseries, Executive Produced By Jay-Z, Is Coming To Amazon
The series is slated to look at the rapper's life and his journey through the criminal justice system.
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Exclusive: Here's Jeff Sessions’ Draft Master Plan For The Justice Department
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A draft strategic plan sidelines civil rights while emphasizing a crackdown on leaks and the MS-13 gang.
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Black Activist Starts Group That Aims To Elect Progressive Prosecutors
Shaun King says district attorneys “are the gatekeepers of America’s justice system.”
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