Recent criminal justice reform efforts have focused on electing progressive prosecutors to implement change, such as the reduction of cash bail as a requirement
Emily BazelonBut bail puts people in jail for being poor, does not really make us safer (see link) and sends billions of dollars to multi-national corporations (which own most of those mom & pop bail shops).
In January 2019, almost one year to the date before the new bail reforms in New York went into effect, I met a 64-year-old man named Adrian Rose. Rose had just been arrested and charged with a violent felony assault for allegedly attacking an EMS...
Emily BazelonAnd here's a public defender's case, by @ScottHech, for sticking with bail reform. It tells the missing story -- all the people who are getting released WITH NO PROBLEM, and going home to their families and jobs and communities.
Critics of truck tolls in Connecticut are scoffing at the idea that tolls are a baby that anyone could love. But there’s plenty to celebrate about a proposal that will help Connecticut raise badly needed funds and build a transportation system for...
Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice for a panel discussion of "Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories" and the future of this area of the law. Editors and contributors include professors...
After a four-year investigation into the Orange County Sheriff's Department ended with no explanation and no criminal charges in 2019, law enforcement officials and attorneys have begun to speak about some of the limits -- and shortcomings -- of the...
Michael Shannon was wrongly convicted — a result of a Louisiana law rooted in discrimination. Why are split-jury verdicts still allowed in America?
Emily BazelonFor @NYTmag, I wrote about people who were exonerated, after convictions by non-unanimous juries, & the jurors who believed in their innocence all along. Their votes were ignored because of a Louisiana law with racist origins, enacted after Reconstruction.