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
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Unveiling a State-by-State Plan to End our Mass Incarceration Crisis
The United States locks up more of its people than any other nation in the world. A whopping 2.2 million people are living behind bars in this country on any given day. Our national incarceration rate is four times that of Australia, five times that of the United Kingdom, and six times that of...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Just Doubled Down on the Immoral, Racist, and Counterproductive War on Drugs
Attorney General Jeff Sessions knows that the United States is the world’s leading incarcerator . We imprison more people than any other nation in the world. But apparently he likes that distinction because he just doubled down on it, guaranteeing that more people will be locked up for drug...