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Udi Ofer

Udi Ofer

Udi Ofer is Deputy National Political Director of the ACLU and the Director of the ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice, which is dedicated to ending mass incarceration in the United States by cutting the jail and prison populations by 50 percent and addressing racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Articles by this author

 

Biden Can Stop Over 4,000 People From Being Sent Back to Prison

If President Biden allows thousands of people to be sent back to federal prison, he would be presiding over the fastest expansion of the federal prison population in history.

Udi Ofer ·


Bold and Visionary: A Criminal Justice To-Do List for the New Administration

Biden and Harris have a mandate from the electorate to fight against mass incarceration, and it's past time to tackle this crisis.

Udi Ofer ·


50 Years After the Start of the War on Drugs, Americans Have a Chance to Fix the Harm It Created

Today, policymakers and the public alike are increasingly adopting approaches that treat substance use as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice one.

Udi Ofer ·


The Democratic Platform Heads in Right Direction on Criminal Justice, but Still Misses the Moment

The Democratic platform fails in some respects to meet the demands of the moment and misses the opportunity to provide a home for the millions of Americans looking for transformational change of a criminal legal system rooted in white supremacy and racism.

Udi Ofer ·


Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis

The Smart Justice 50 State Blueprints are the product of over two years collecting data, analyzing policies, and learning from people impacted by our criminal legal system. This is how we can end the mass incarceration crisis.

Udi Ofer ·


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