Inimai Chettiar

Inimai Chettiar is Director of the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Crime Isn’t Out of Control. But the White House Wants You to Think It Is.
In his first address to Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump once more painted a bleak picture of a country besieged by crime, drugs and terrorism. The unexpectedly positive tone he used shouldn’t obscure the falsehoods at the heart of his rhetoric. Drugs “pour in at a now unprecedented rate...
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Democratic Leadership Is Missing In Action on Mass Incarceration
Even though it now looks like Americans will be deprived the drama of a contested Republican convention, the gathering in Cleveland could hold at least one surprise. The Republicans are set to vote on an RNC resolution to reduce mass incarceration. The measure asks for “reforms for nonviolent...
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Thursday, August 06, 2015
Republican Candidates Should Debate Criminal Justice Reform
For a few days this week, Fox News’ Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly, and Chris Wallace will have more influence on the 2016 election than anyone else. Politicians are not keen on taking stances on hot button issues without a push. They either hem and haw or cling to the party line. And for the most part we...
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