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Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime

Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime

Speakers at Thursday's Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, D.C. — co-sponsored by the ACLU and Koch Industries—have played it safe, using their time at the podium to decry the country’s incarceration rate... Read more
USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney

USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney

No one has documented the long-term psychological damage of incarceration in the United States more than UC Santa Cruz psychology professor Craig Haney. Haney, who holds psychology and law degrees, has spent his entire career... Read more
Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system. But at the millennial breakout session hosted... Read more
npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes

npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes

A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early. (original source:... Read more
nj.com: N.J. Sen. Booker on overhauling criminal justice laws: 'There is tremendous work to do' nj.com: N.J. Sen. Booker on overhauling criminal justice laws: 'There is tremendous work to do'

nj.com: N.J. Sen. Booker on overhauling criminal justice laws: 'There is tremendous work to do'

Washington -- Advocates of overhauling federal criminal justice laws to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison acknowledged Thursday that there is a long way to go before Congress acts on their priorities. "There is tremendous work to... Read more
Nicole Sandler Show: Strange Political Bedfellows Nicole Sandler Show: Strange Political Bedfellows

Nicole Sandler Show: Strange Political Bedfellows

I got an email last week, alerting me to a new bipartisan coalition whose aim it is to reform our criminal justice system and cut mass incarcerations by 50% over the next 10 years. My... Read more
The New York Times: Criminal Justice Overhaul Is Becoming a Bridge Issue The New York Times: Criminal Justice Overhaul Is Becoming a Bridge Issue

The New York Times: Criminal Justice Overhaul Is Becoming a Bridge Issue

Criminal Justice Overhaul Is Becoming a Bridge Issue Talk about mixed company. A widely varied group of Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, cabinet officers and Hollywood types will gather on Thursday at a Washington... Read more
CNN: How 2016 race could boost justice reforms CNN: How 2016 race could boost justice reforms

CNN: How 2016 race could boost justice reforms

Washington (CNN) An overhaul of U.S. criminal justice laws looks increasingly possible, and the 2016 presidential campaign just might give the effort a shot in the arm, says Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. The issue was... Read more
Blue Nation Review: Can This Congress Actually Do Something to Reduce the Prison Population? Blue Nation Review: Can This Congress Actually Do Something to Reduce the Prison Population?

Blue Nation Review: Can This Congress Actually Do Something to Reduce the Prison Population?

You’d be forgiven for thinking a Congress that passes meaningful legislation is a relic from the last century. Van Jones understands. Still, the CNN host is one of the architects, along with Donna Brazile, Newt Gingrich, and conservative... Read more
Al Jazeera America: Bipartisan fervor on criminal justice reform reaches fever pitch Al Jazeera America: Bipartisan fervor on criminal justice reform reaches fever pitch

Al Jazeera America: Bipartisan fervor on criminal justice reform reaches fever pitch

WASHINGTON — The conference rooms of a Marriott hotel in Washington turned into the headquarters of an unlikely mutual appreciation society on Thursday as progressives and conservatives met to discuss what has become a rare,... Read more
 

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