We see no emergent institutions on the horizon today that might render prisons a thing of the past. What we see instead are examples of criminal justice systems that have continued reforming, modulating, humanizing, shrinking, and decentralizing the functions of the prison. Creating just such a correctional system, based on genuinely rehabilitative goals consistent with our view of social justice, should be a main task today.
February 20, 2018
A heavily armed young man is accused of killing 17 people after opening fire on terrified students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. It was the third mass shooting in the past four months in the United... Read more
February 13, 2018
An interview with Harvard University-trained public defense lawyer Bryan Stevenson on racial trauma, segregation, and listening to marginalized voices. You can’t understand many of the most destructive issues or policies in our country without understanding our history of racial inequality. I... Read more
February 12, 2018
California state Sen. Scott Wiener’s newly introduced legislation would give counties more control over conservatorship programs for the mentally ill and drug-addicted. Currently, California counties can hospitalize people for 72 hours against their will if they pose a danger to themselves or... Read more