The Death Penalty Lottery

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis has announced he will sign a state bill to abolish capital punishment. Lawmakers in Colorado decided to end the death penalty because it was expensive, arbitrary, rarely used, and risked the execution of the innocent.  It is also unnecessary. Offenders who commit murder can be sentenced to other severe penalties, such […]

Top 10 Criminal Justice Wish List for 2020

This past year brought glimmers of hope for criminal justice reformers, from the decision to close Riker’s Island jail facility in New York City to the continued election of progressive prosecutors. But 2020 presents an array of issues that we need to keep tackling if we are ever going to achieve a fair and equitable […]