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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News Beat Podcast Wins Top Honors at SPJ Press Club of Long Island Media Awards

June 19, 2019

News Beat podcast clinched top prizes at the Long Island chapter of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards recognizing journalistic excellence.

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News Beat Podcast Partners With The Marshall Project to Spotlight California’s Ever-Evolving Response to Mass Incarceration

June 18, 2019

News Beat podcast joins forces with Pulitzer Prize-winning criminal justice news outlet The Marshall Project to highlight California's mass incarceration reforms.

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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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What’s Next for Federal Prison Reform? We May Find Out Soon Enough.

November 14, 2018

Now that the much-anticipated midterm elections are over, will Congress re-examine a stalled prison-reform compromise bill?

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Historic Midterms: Huge Wins for Women, LGBT Candidates, Minorities & New Voters in Florida [VIDEO RECAP]

November 08, 2018

Yes, we know, the Democrats took back the House. But the 2018 election was historic in many other ways. Social justice was also on the ballot.

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Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Over 1 Million Residents

November 07, 2018

Florida is one of four states that permanently bars ex-felons from voting, and its disenfranchisement law is one of the nation’s most stringent.

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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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News Beat Podcast Wins High Honors at Religion News Association National Journalism Awards

September 24, 2018

News Beat podcast earned high honors at Religion News Association's national awards competition, ranking among top outlets from across the United States.

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News Beat Artist-In-Residence Silent Knight Named 'Innocence Ambassador'

August 16, 2018

The newly forged partnership between Silent Knight and Innocence Project is just the latest collaborative project for the Brooklyn-born rapper.

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