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With more than 2.3 million Americans currently in prison, it’s no secret that our country has a massive and flawed system of incarceration. However, those numbers don’t accurately reflect the complementary and often hidden system of “community ...

Pathway to Prison: Parole and Probation

With more than 2.3 million Americans currently in prison, it’s no secret that our country has a massive and flawed system of incarceration. However, those numbers don’t accurately reflect the complementary and often hidden system of “community ...

On December 18, 2018, Congress passed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Each Person Act. As the acronym would suggest, the FIRST STEP Act is seen as the first stepping stone towards more comprehensive reforms ...

Minimal Improvement

On December 18, 2018, Congress passed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Each Person Act. As the acronym would suggest, the FIRST STEP Act is seen as the first stepping stone towards more comprehensive reforms ...

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...