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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Criminal Justice

UPDATED: Supreme Court Opinions Raise Important Criminal Justice Questions
Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

The Supreme Court term that just came to an end was extremely significant, and not just because of the historic healthcare and marriage equality rulings. Throughout the term, we saw a number of important criminal justice cases argued and decided, and though some of them did not go the way we would have hoped, important […]

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Solitary Confinement in the U.S. Prison System- Inhumane and Ineffective
Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015

By Sophie Ranen As an intern at The National Religious Campaign Against Torture, I have had the opportunity to learn about a pressing racial justice issue: solitary confinement. Currently, the United States holds at least 80,000 prisoners in isolation, more than any other country in the world. Prisoners in solitary confinement are held alone, or […]

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The Value of Human Life: Acknowledging and Addressing Deaths at the Hands of Police
Posted on Thursday June 11, 2015

According to The Guardian’s investigation, the deaths of Isiah Hampton, 19, in New York City, and Quandavier Hicks, 22, in Cincinnati on Wednesday, brought the number of people killed by police in the United States in 2015 to 500. The total number includes both unarmed victims and encounters when responding violent altercations. Through a project called The […]

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No Trivial Pursuit: Criminal Justice Reform
Posted on Friday June 05, 2015

It is an exciting time for criminal justice reform advocates across the country. Legislators, activists and citizens from across the political spectrum are coming together to make our nation’s justice system more just. This collaboration can be seen in the Bipartisan Summit that took place this past spring hosted by Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Donna […]

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