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Police reform, defunding, and abolition, explained

A recent political ad, sponsored by the conservative State Government Leadership Foundation, imagines the hellscape of a post-police Minneapolis. A terrified white woman jolts awake at 2 am during a home invasion. She alerts her husband. …

NEW REPORT: Most Americans Support Making Police Misconduct Records Public

MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com New data shows large majorities of Americans, including Republicans, support making police disciplinary records public. The data was released today in a report by Data for Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute that also discussed …

NEW REPORT: The US Needs a National Investment Authority

MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com The federal government can secure the success of large-scale and long-term projects by creating an agency to build public-private partnerships and oversee economic revitalization. A new report from The Justice Collaborative Institute and …

Opinion: Let Our People Go

I have been wondering what to say about the horror of Covid-19 behind bars. Much has already been written about the scale of the crisis, the moral argument for freeing people from prisons and jails, and …

Decarceration Nation #79: LARA BAZELON AND KYLE BARRY

Josh interviews Lara Bazelon and Kyle Barry about their new paper on releases from prisons and jails in California. Laura bazelon is a professor of law and director of the criminal justice clinic and racial …

This is not how a democracy works

Once white conservatives in Wisconsin learned that the coronavirus was mainly impacting Black communities, they had no problem forcing the elections there today. Virtually every public health official and every mayor in Wisconsin begged the …

What’s happening today in Wisconsin is criminal

As we learn that Black people and communities are being hit the hardest from the coronavirus, watch as white conservatives check out and stop caring. It’s happening now in Wisconsin.

Empty the Jails Now

Jails and prisons will inevitably prolong the COVID–19 outbreak and increase the rate of infection. Any rational response to the crisis must include a coordinated national effort to get as many people out of jail …