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Why the Money Bail System Needs to End

As little as three days behind bars has been shown to make someone more likely to be rearrested later. So requiring individuals to put up money bail or await their trial behind bars not only discriminates against the poor, but risks public safety.

Justice for All March, Wash DC 2014. Photo by fuseboxradio via Flickr

When Justice Fails, Here’s How to Begin the Healing

Saying “I’m sorry” is a useful start. But justice authorities could take a lesson from medicine by combining a genuine apology with a full disclosure of what went wrong. In today’s 24/7 media landscape that’s an essential step to rebuilding trust and confidence.

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Prosecutors: Reform Is Up to You

This month’s failure of proposed federal legislation to overhaul sentencing suggests that Congress is not the place to look for ways to reduce our prison population. Why not focus on those who put individuals behind bars in the first place?