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Florida prison overhaul depends on tough talks

Originally Published: Sarasota Herald-Tribune Written by: John Kennedy The next two weeks at the Florida Capitol will determine whether state lawmakers enact what some have called the boldest criminal justice reform ever seen in the state. TALLAHASSEE — The next two

Some NC Republicans want to copy Trump’s criminal justice reforms. Will they pass here?

Originally Published: The News & Observer Written by: Will Doran Conservative activists stood alongside a former prison inmate and the mother of a drug dealer on Tuesday to call for criminal justice reform in North Carolina. They’re “strange bedfellows,” said Sen.

Civil forfeiture: Fighting socialism in Mississippi and throughout the Deep South

Originally Published: Orlando Sentinel Written by: David Safavian and Laurel Duggan What does present-day Venezuela have in common with Mississippi in 2014? Both empowered the government to take private property without the benefit of a court proceeding. Until late 2018, Mississippi

Highlighting Women in Criminal Justice Reform: Julie Emerson

The next woman change maker we are highlighting this month is spearheading criminal justice reform in Louisiana, the most heavily imprisoned state in the country. State Rep. Julie Emerson is the youngest member of the Louisiana Legislature, but don’t let

Highlighting Women in Criminal Justice Reform: Kaitlin Owens

The next woman we want to introduce you to fights against the unjust treatment of women in our criminal justice system. (You may even recognize her from previous emails, we’re proud to call her one of our own.) Through her

Highlighting Women in Criminal Justice Reform: Topeka Sam

The next woman in our series of instrumental criminal justice reform leaders is an activist who combines her sense of entrepreneurship with her personal experiences as a federal inmate to improve our criminal justice system. While serving time for a