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Protesters hold a banner reading COVID BEHIND BARS = DEATH at a rally on Rikers Island in New York City on June 19, 2020. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
New ACLU Analysis of Crime Data Shreds GOP's Argument Against Decarceration During Pandemic
"With additional decarceral efforts, many further infections can be prevented in the... cities analyzed and many others."
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Faith leaders and activists hold signs during a public memorial in front of the Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse to honor victims of Covid-19 that have died while incarcerated on May 12, 2020 in San Francisco. News
'This Is Mass Murder': Covid-19 Deaths in US Prisons Have Risen by 73% the Past Month
The number of known cases in the facilities has doubled since mid-May to over 68,000.
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A sign directed voters to a polling location during the Florida presidential primary on March 17, 2020 at Miami Beach City Hall in Miami Beach, Florida. People headed to the polls to vote for their Republican and Democratic choice in their parties’ respective primaries during the Covid-19 outbreak. News
'Watershed Moment in Election Law' as Judge Rules 'Modern Day Poll Tax' in Florida Unconstitutional
Advocates for restoring the voting rights of people with past convictions welcomed the ruling as "a powerful reminder that no one can trump the U.S. Constitution."
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An employee at the Utah County Election office puts mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah. News
'Time Is of the Essence': After Wisconsin Fiasco, 150+ Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Protect 2020 Elections
The organizations are demanding at least $4 billion in funding "to ensure that each state can provide a comprehensive approach that includes both vote-by-mail and in-person options safely and effectively.
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Warning of 'Cramped and Unsanitary Conditions,' Advocates Urge US Governors to Release Inmates at Risk for COVID-19
The letter comes as calls mount globally for urgent government actions to limit the spread of the coronavirus in jails and prisons.
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'Huge Step Toward a More Inclusive, Representative Democracy': NJ Restores Voting Rights of People on Parole and Probation
"On this historic day, New Jersey has lifted... 83,000 ghosts of democracy out of the shadows."
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Free Speech Groups Tell Court Trump's Mandate for Visa Applicants' Social Media a 'Life or Death' Threat for Journalists, Filmmakers
"The government simply has no legitimate interest in collecting this kind of sensitive information on this immense scale, and the First Amendment doesn't permit it to do so."
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Viral Video of Mississippi Voting Machine Changing Man's Vote Prompts Calls for Paper Ballots and Election Security Reform
"These machines should not be used in a democracy."
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17 Million Americans Purged From Voter Rolls Between 2016 and 2018, Analysis Finds
"Voters often do not realize they have been purged until they try to cast a ballot on Election Day—after it's already too late."
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The Government Is Expanding Its Social Media Surveillance Capabilities
But social media monitoring programs and the algorithms that power them aren’t effective — and may be discriminatory.
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