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President-elect Trump & the 39%

On December 9, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released a compelling report about the disturbing state of our criminal justice system. 39% of the current prison population is locked up with very little public safety reason for their incarceration. This statistic is important because the United States has the most […]

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Racial Bias in our Prisons

It was announced yesterday that Gov. Cuomo of New York has launched a formal inquiry into racial bias in New York’s state prison system. The New York state probe was the result of an investigation–news report by the New York Times. The newspaper’s report revealed that black prisoners were punished at higher rates than white […]

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Prison Reform under Trump?

Photo–Getty What do we know about our future president’s policies on prison reform. We do know that private prison’s stocks sky rocketed the day after he was elected. CoreCivic’s (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) shares increased 43 percent. Private prison’s stocks had fallen over the last 18 months after government reports revealed inadequate services for […]

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