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Prison Reform

Senators Propose Sentencing Reform To Reduce Prison Overcrowding

“Three strikes” isn’t just a serious social justice problem — it’s also really expensive.

October 1, 2015

Endorse This: President Obama vs. The War On Drugs

“When they describe their youth and their childhood, these are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made.”

July 17, 2015

Report: Learning About Inequality Just Makes White People Support More Inequality

One would think that hearing that blacks make up a disproportionate percentage of the prison population would make people want to do something to reform the criminal justice system. But not in America. A new study published in Psychological Science shows that telling white people about the unequal nature of the system only intensifies their support for policies that […]

August 7, 2014
Prison system

Illinois Supreme Court Orders Hearings For About 100 Inmates Sentenced To Life As Juveniles

By Steve Mills and Duaa Eldeib, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO—The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that inmates serving mandatory life sentences for murders they committed as juveniles will receive new sentencing hearings, giving about 100 convicted killers a chance at freedom. The inmates, some of whom were as young as 14 at the time of the murders, […]

March 21, 2014