The movement to reform our country’s for-profit, cash bail system has gained steam over the last few months as elected officials from states including California, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and more have enacted reforms to reduce the number of people who are jailed before they have th
Across the country, people are talking about abortion as legislatures in the South and Midwest mount a full-scale attack on our reproductive freedom. Naturally, people are stressed and angry. I am too. I’ve been fighting to protect abortion access for more than 25 years.
Three years ago, an eighth grade student named Keely Burks created a petition at Charter Day School in Leland, North Carolina. That petition asked for a simple change: that girls be allowed to wear pants and not be punished.
Can a business fire someone because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court will soon tell us.
Today in North Carolina, judges send at least hundreds and likely thousands of people to jail every year because they cannot afford to pay off the fines and fees that people are ordered to pay when they are convicted of any offense, even as minor as a speeding ticket.
We envision a country in which pretrial incarceration is all but eliminated, with at least 95 percent of all people in the criminal legal system released no later than 48 hours after arrest.
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