Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty.
America needs criminal justice reform, particularly to reduce the obstacles facing those reentering society. People who have served their time deserve a second chance in life.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
Despite racial disagreement on the way police interact with their communities, no demographic is ‘anti-cop’—and a majority agrees on needed reforms.
Is Heather Mac Donald’s book ‘The War on Cops’ a corrective to Black Lives Matter rhetoric or just more hyperbole in defense of overzealous law enforcement?
CJ Ciaramella from Reason Magazine discusses the politics and policing in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Alexis de Tocqueville originally visited America to study its prison system. Certain patterns he observed influence the current, critical state of our criminal justice system.
Amid national political and cultural divides, on at least criminal justice reform the Left and Right often eschews partisanship.
Mary Katharine Ham and Steve Teles on the story of Texas’s state criminal justice reform and what the crime debate looks like in 2016.
The past two decades have seen ramped-up sentences for drug criminals, which have cost us billions in taxpayer money, while yielding few benefits. Let’s take this opportunity to do better.
We should get better data than that used by leftist groups and talk policy specifics before we spring for massive changes to federal criminal law.
The real myth about criminal justice reform is that we somehow have a choice in whether it happens.
Congress’ misguided criminal justice priorities have allowed thousands of violent criminals to escape punishment, and denied justice to their victims.
Documentaries like Making a Murderer are moving a conversation that needs to happen about whether our system of justice works.
If Quentin Tarantino had offered a more measured response, people might notice that his point has some validity.
During a town hall meeting in New Hampshire last week, Gov. Chris Christie made an emotional plea for America to rethink the way it treats addiction.
During a speech to the NAACP, Hillary Clinton said “former presidents [shouldn’t] have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process.”
Yes, the U.S. prison population has greatly expanded. And Bernie Sanders is part of the reason for that.
Capsizing people’s lives before they are proven guilty is unfair. But our bail system often makes it happen.
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