How do you transform a troubled department?
An intimate look at the cycle of mass incarceration in America -- and one state's effort to reverse the trend.
Ava DuVernay: Writer, Producer, Director and Distributor of Independent Film.
Prison Stories - a mix of audio and text stories around the Prison system.
Ava DuVernay's new film takes its name from the amendment that abolished slavery, but allowed for prisoner servitude. Critic John Powers says 13th puts forth a searing interpretation of U.S. history.
An NPR investigation has found an explosion in the use of fees charged to criminal defendants across the country, which has created a system of justice that targets the poor.
Share on Facebook » Share on Twitter » June 17, 2011The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world's largest incarcerator. America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat
What you need to know about President Obama’s efforts on criminal justice reform.
Far too often, students are suspended, expelled, or even arrested for minor offenses that leave visits to the principal’s office a thing of the past. So how bad is the school-to-prison pipeline? See t
Newsela collection of Resources related to Criminal Justice Reform
Drug use is down over the last 25 years, but a half million Americans are in prison for drug offenses. How should success be measured?
Reduction in Incarceration: Over 2 million men, women and juveniles in the United States live behind bars. The majority of them were not convicted of a violent crime. Unfortunately, the political will
In a few weeks, some 6,000 inmates will be released from federal prison thanks to sweeping changes in U.S. sentencing guidelines for nonviolent drug offenses.
Ava DuVernay’s '13th' is so important.
The official website of Matthew Desmond, author of EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY. Matthew is also the John L. Loeb Associate Professor ...
Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neig
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