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New Mexico Pays $1.6 Million Settlement
Innocent man subjected to repeated humiliating forced medical procedures.
Time to Come Home: 20 Years Is Enough
Brave New Films partnered with The Sentencing Project‘s Campaign to End Life Imprisonment to create a compelling short video highlighting people impacted by life imprisonment. We would like to thank The Sentencing Project for this content.
Second Look at Life Without Parole Sentences
5 Minute film by Romain Blanquart for The Sentencing Project. This powerful video explains why people serving life without parole sentences deserve a second look. We would like to thank The Sentencing Project for this content.
Man jailed for cashing Chase check at Chase Bank
Man loses his job and car because bank assumes their own check was fraudulent.
Mass Incarceration, Visualized
The Atlantic features this animated interview with the sociologist Bruce Western. He explains the current inevitability of prison for certain demographics of young black men and how it’s become a normal life event. We would like to thank The Atlantic for this content.
How mandatory minimums helped drive mass incarceration
Vox explores how mandatory minimums were supposed to help crack down on drug crime in the 80s. But they’ve had huge unintended consequences. We would like to thank Vox for this content.
Why America Throws the Poor in Prison
The Gravel Institute explores how America built mass incarceration: the wholesale imprisonment of entire populations. We would like to thank The Gravel Institute for this content.
Mass Incarceration: Why Does The U.S. Jail So Many People?
AJ+ explores why 1 in every 35 American adults are currently wrapped up in the U.S. Justice system. We would like to thank AJ+ for this content.
Women's prison population increases 800 percent in 30 years
WGALTV looks into what’s behind the increase of women in prison and what’s being done about it. We would like to thank wgaltv for this content.
American prisons are hell. For women, they're even worse.
Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour talks to Andrea James, a lawyer and former federal inmate who founded the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, about her experience. We would like to thank PBS for this content.
Better to be rich and guilty than poor and innocent
Vera Institute of Justice describes how money bail and conviction fines and fees are unnecessary, unlawful, and undermine safety and equity. We would like to thank Vera Institute of Justice for this content.
Reimagining Justice: The Next 25 Years
On the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, the Vera Institute of Justice considers the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that should guide the next 25 years of justice policy. We would like to thank Vera Institute of Justice for this content.
Why The US Prison System Is The Worst In The Developed World
Second Thought explores why the US incarcerates more people – both per capita and by sheer numbers – than any other nation on earth. Our prisons are inhumane hellholes, and private prisons are making a killing. Let’s talk about our horrendous prison system and look at some much better justice systems in other countries. We would like to thank Second Thought for the content.
Sabrina Butler-Smith's Fight for Freedom
After being persuaded to sign a prewritten confession, Sabrina was charged with her infant’s death and sentenced to die by lethal injection. After five years, she became the first woman in the U.S. to be exonerated from death row when it was proven that her son had actually died as a result of deadly illness. We would like to thank NowThis News for the content.
The 13th Amendment: Slavery is still legal under one condition
USA TODAY examines why prisoners are allowed to make below the minimum wage because of loophole in the 13th Amendment, in what amounts to modern day slavery.
Wrongfully convicted woman exonerated 35 years after being accused of niece's death
Forensics play a role in nearly a quarter of all wrongful convictions in the United States. Released after 35 years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, Joyce Watkins shares her story with Erin Moriarty of CBS Mornings.