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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
Open Democracy: Can the prison system be transformed? Open Democracy: Can the prison system be transformed?

Open Democracy: Can the prison system be transformed?

Shaka Senghor spent seven out of his 19 years in prison in solitary confinement, known to other inmates as ‘the hole’ or ‘administrative segregation’ in the official language of the U.S. prison system - a term... Read more
CNN: A cause that unites the left and right CNN: A cause that unites the left and right

CNN: A cause that unites the left and right

(CNN) In Washington, we are seeing the re-emergence this year of a phenomenon that many Americans were afraid had gone extinct: real live no-joke bipartisanship. Heavyweights from both parties are attending the March 26 Bipartisan Summit on... Read more
Politico: Charles Koch, Liberal Crusader? Politico: Charles Koch, Liberal Crusader?

Politico: Charles Koch, Liberal Crusader?

It was something of a surreal moment. Charles de Ganahl Koch, the nerdy multibillionaire from Wichita who has become known as the Rasputin of the American Right, was trying to explain to me why he was... Read more
The Marshall Project: How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent The Marshall Project: How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent

The Marshall Project: How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent

A growing number of criminal justice reform organizations, among them the ACLU, Rebuild the Dream, and Just Leadership USA, are uniting behind one big goal: to reduce the prison population by 50 percent within the... Read more
The Atlantic: Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform? The Atlantic: Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?

The Atlantic: Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?

Some liberal critics see the conservative billionaires' latest crusade as a PR stunt. Could it advance the cause anyway? Here is the thing the Koch brothers wish their critics understood: They just want to help... Read more
BuzzFeedNews: Democrats, Republicans Will Try To Reduce Mandatory-Minimum Sentences BuzzFeedNews: Democrats, Republicans Will Try To Reduce Mandatory-Minimum Sentences

BuzzFeedNews: Democrats, Republicans Will Try To Reduce Mandatory-Minimum Sentences

The Smarter Sentencing Act is being reintroduced by a bipartisan coalition of conservative and liberal senators. Update: A White House official said the Obama administration “applauds” the effort. WASHINGTON — The White House and prominent Democratic... Read more
 

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