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To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Abolish the Death Penalty

This Monday, Americans will celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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2023 Wishlist: Criminal Justice with Dignity

My wishlist this year highlights my belief that people are far more than the worst …

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Crime Is on the Ballot – and Voters are Choosing Whether Prosecutors with Reform Agendas are the Ones Who Can Best Bring Law, Order and Justice

Different approaches to justice are on the ballot in November 2022 in some public prosecutor and …

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Progressive Prosecutors Make a Difference for the Innocent

This November, voters around the country will engage in local elections with significant criminal justice …

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Criminal Justice Reform in 2022

It’s time for my annual end-of-the-year criminal justice reform wish list. This year I’m including …

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A One-Two Punch for Juveniles

April brought a one-two punch for juveniles. Punch One: Jones v. Mississippi (April 2021) For …

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Now That the Chauvin Verdict is in, Let’s Talk About How We Change Policing

The conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd marks a significant victory …

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Even the Sentencing Judge Now Agrees that Bobby Bostic Should Not Die in Prison.

Bobby Bostic was only sixteen-years-old when he was sentenced to 241 years in prison after …

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Top Ten Criminal Justice Reform Wishlist for 2021

For the past seven years, I have written a year-end “wish list” of criminal justice …

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Lisa Montgomery is Set to Die, While Her Lawyers Battle the Coronavirus They Caught While Visiting Her

EDITED (11/20/20): A federal judge temporarily delayed the December 8th execution of Lisa Montgomery, so …

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Criminal Justice Reform Is a Winner

While we wait for final confirmation that Joe Biden won the presidency, one thing is …

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5 Steps You Can Take Before the Election to Promote Criminal Justice Reform

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THESE 5 STEPS The criminal justice system is …

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The Crime Report Print Interview

Conversation with Isidoro Rodriguez of The Crime Report: Your Criminal Justice Network from the Center …

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The Death Penalty Is Racist: Now Is the Perfect Time to Abolish It Once and For All

Julius Jones has spent the last 20 years on Oklahoma’s death row for a murder …

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Two Suspicious Deaths by Hangings of Black Men in California

Robert Fuller, a twenty-four-year old black man, was found on June 10th, hanging from a …

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Don’t Forget the Prosecutors in Talking About Police Reform

Millions of Americans have now watched the stomach-turning scene over and over: George Floyd handcuffed, …

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