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HOW LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY SHAPE MASS INCARCERATION

5 posts in ‘Law & Policy’

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An American Invention

In the struggle to end mass incarceration, one must understand how the criminalization of violence is largely a modern creation.

David Alan Sklansky

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DOJ

Keeping Them Home

During the Trump administration, lawyers at DOJ said thousands of people who were sent home from prison during the pandemic need to be sent back when the COVID emergency ends.…

Jessica Morton & Samara Spence

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Sentencing

Unfinished Business

Reckoning with the lives of all the men I sent to prison is a necessary, though not sufficient, step to reckon with the untold harm of mass incarceration.

Nancy Gertner

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Crimmigration

Immigration Imprisonment Is a Choice

Quickly, legally, and unilaterally, the Biden administration could easily free tens of thousands trapped in ICE detention. Whether it wants to is another story.

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

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Institutions

Where Reform Goes to Die

In its first six months, the Biden Administration has delivered major criminal justice disappointments. The problem: DOJ is calling the shots.

Rachel Barkow & Mark Osler

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