The Evidence-Based Trap
Data-driven approaches to reform can reinforce aspects of a system that’s rotten to the core.
Letting Kids Be Kids
Prosecution, incarceration, and surveillance don’t stop child sexual abuse. But prevention can.
Shattering Broken Windows
For decades, policing so-called ‘quality of life’ issues has had devastating effects. This approach must cease to exist.
Here’s how federal cash assistance for low-income youth impacts whether they come in contact with the criminal legal system.
In our imaginations, we need to break the equation of policing and public safety.
And a Public Defender for All
We can celebrate the ascent of Ketanji Brown Jackson, while acknowledging that indigent defense remains woefully inadequate in this time of crisis.
A World Without Roe
The loss of the fundamental right to reproductive freedom will only lead to more state surveillance and criminalization of pregnant people.
Canaries in the Coalmine
We must not pretend that the countless people who are routinely targeted by police are isolated.
Judge Michelle Childs’ many denials of compassionate release signal a carceralism that should have no place on the Supreme Court.
No More Compromisers
The Supreme Court doesn’t need another Stephen Breyer. It needs someone who can openly confront the immorality of our criminal legal system.
Abolition Geography: Essays Toward Liberation
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
No More Police: A Case for Abolition
by Mariame Kaba & Andrea J. Ritchie
This Is Our Freedom: Motherhood in the Shadow of the American Prison System
by Geniece Crawford Mondé
Uniform Feelings: Scenes from the Psychic Life of Policing
by Jessi Lee Jackson
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