- December 8, 2015
America has the highest incarceration rate of any nation, with almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Statistically, nearly one in 100 Americans is doing time, and, according to the prison reform group, The Sentencing Project, “More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, 1 in every 10 is in prison or jail on any given day. These trends have been intensified by ...
- May 4, 2015In Maryland, a bill awaits the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan that would restore voting rights to nearly 40,000 ex-felons, and would be particularly beneficial to African Americans.
- April 28, 2015In a region dominated by coal companies and privatized prisons, activist Amelia Kirby charts a new path for her community.
- March 5, 2015The legal scholar spoke at New York's Union Theological Seminary and encouraged people "to explore the meaning of race and justice at a particularly critical moment in our nation's history."
- January 30, 2015Continuing to punish people after they have served time, as some states do, can be counterproductive to building safe and healthy communities.
- January 29, 2015Local prosecutors end up being responsible for most of the exonerations.
- January 19, 2015TalkPoverty highlights the best 20 stories and op-eds that drew attention to critical but under-reported issues in America in the the past year.
- December 31, 2014The national focus on flaws in our criminal justice system this year could lead to stronger reforms in 2015.