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 Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush speaks during her election-night watch party on November 3, 2020 at campaign headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) News
119 Democrats Join With GOP to Block Restoration of Voting Rights for Incarcerated People
Rep. Cori Bush, the amendment's author, noted that "97 Democrats stood up for our community members who are incarcerated" and vowed to "keep up this fight."
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A young migrant girl sits on the floor as her father, recently released from federal detention with other Central American asylum seekers, gets a bus ticket at a bus depot on June 11, 2019, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images) Views
How "National Security" Disregards Humanity
As long as there are divisions in humanity, and thus in understanding, no one can possibly be secure.
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U.S. President Joe Biden signs executives orders related to his racial equity agenda in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed executive actions Tuesday on housing and justice reforms, including a directive to the Department of Justice to end its use of private prisons. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Views
Biden's Private Prison Reform Must Include Immigration Detention Centers
To fully address profit-driven punishment, the Biden administration will need to take aim at every tendril of the private prison industry.
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Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally against marijuana arrests in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) News
Because 'Time for Urgent, Bold Change Is Now,' 200+ Groups Tell Biden to End Failed War on Drugs
"We are urging the administration to abandon criminalization as a means to address substance use, and instead ensure universal access to equitable evidence-based solutions rooted in racial and economic justice and compassion."
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College students and community members wearing face masks hold placards while gathering in Bloomington, Indiana to protest against the death penalty and a wave of executions at the Terre Haute federal prison during the final months of President Donald Trump's administration. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Acting US AG Rosen Urged to Postpone Three Executions Planned for This Week Due to Pandemic
The outgoing Trump administration has killed 10 death row inmates since resuming federal executions after a 17-year hiatus.
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'You Alone Have the Power to Temper Justice With Mercy': Trump Urged to Stop Execution of Lisa Montgomery
The convicted murderer, a victim of horrific childhood abuse and rape, is scheduled to be put to death on January 12 as part of what has been called Trump's "execution spree."
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Advocates protest for the release of New York prisoners amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Advocates Call for Medical Parole to Avoid 'Unintentional Death Sentences' as Covid-19 Ravages US Prisons
"The bottom line is, there are still thousands of people who are at very high risk of death trapped in a prison system where there's no way that they can avoid the virus."
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Wearing a face mask to reduce the chance of transmission of the coronavirus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Warren Leads Call for DOJ to Probe 'Frenzied and Unprecedented' Spree of Federal Executions Under Trump
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, despite public health concerns, the Trump administration ended a 17-year hiatus on federal executions.
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Participants behind a banner reading "COVID BEHIND BARS = DEATH" attend a rally at Rikers Island in New York. News
As Pandemic Rages On, Analysis Finds 1 in 5 People in US Prisons Infected With Covid-19
The new data follow the ACLU's warning that America's "unique obsession with incarceration has become our Achilles heel when it comes to combating the spread of Covid-19."
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Trump stoked anti-immigrant sentiment in the name of fighting crime, and his claims were baseless and false. The lie should end with his presidency. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Trump’s Lies About Immigrants Should End With His Presidency
New data confirms what’s been true all along: Trump built his brand selling fear-mongering lies about immigrants and crime.
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