Reformers Introduce Bill in NY to Expunge Criminal Records

March 01, 2021 criminal justice reform

If passed, New York would follow three other states that have passed "Clean Slate" laws in as many years.

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Florida Law Linking Legal Fees to Voting Eligibility Ruled Unconstitutional

May 26, 2020 mass incarceration, felony disenfranchisement

In 2018, Floridians approved the restoration of voting rights to people with felony convictions. A law decried as a "poll tax" was ruled unconstitutional.

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Report: COVID-19 Jail Deaths Could Double U.S. Fatalities

April 23, 2020

Failing to significantly reduce jail populations could result in 100,000 more deaths than currently projected, a new ACLU report says.

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Expert Warns Of ‘Perilous’ Coronavirus Threat In Jails & Prisons [Podcast]

March 13, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading across the country. Experts warn that jails and prisons are especially vulnerable to an outbreak.

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[Exclusive] Legendary Attorney James Goodale Talks Assange & Attacks on Free Press

February 24, 2020 civil liberties, Espionage Act, Julian Assange, press freedoms

Famed First Amendment attorney James Goodale discusses the criminalization of journalism and the U.S. government's crackdown on whistleblowers.

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In Florida, the Fight for Voting Rights Continues

July 02, 2019

Last year, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment restoring rights to 1.4 million people. For many, a new law may stand in the way.

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Criminal Justice Reform Is Spreading Across The Country. But Is It Enough to Dismantle Mass Incarceration?

July 02, 2019

From New York to Colorado and states in between, lawmakers are tackling criminal justice reform. Experts, however, warn that not enough is being done.

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How Supporters of Historic California Bail Abolition Bill Became Some of Its Strongest Critics

November 27, 2018

California passed a law abolishing money bail. (Hurray.) It also grants sweeping powers to judges to lock up defendants at will, indiscriminately, however. (?!?!) Grassroots prison reform groups were

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Majority of Floridians Favor Felony Voting Rights Amendment

September 26, 2018

It appears Democrats and Republicans agree that permanently stripping someone's right to vote is a bad idea.

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When It Comes To Mass Shootings, We May Not Have Pulled The Triggers, But Make No Mistake: We're All Complicit

February 15, 2018

Sadly, the country yet again has to confront a deadly shooting. There will be memorials, and necessary news coverage about how students and teachers acted with bravery while their school was being ter

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