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The Marshall Project

Nicole Lewis

Andrew R. Calderón

23 June 2021

Nevada, United States

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Thirteen states restored the right to vote to millions of formerly incarcerated people in the years leading up to the 2020 elections. An analysis of four of them – Nevada, Kentucky, Iowa, and New Jersey – shows the ne...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Allen Arthur

21 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Formerly Incarcerated Law Students Advocacy Association at City University of New York's law school mentors people whose criminal records serve as a barrier to pursuing a law career. FILSAA is part of a movement t...

Next City

Roshan Abraham

27 May 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Solitary Gardens project started in New Orleans and has been copied in multiple other places as a combination art exhibit and therapeutic link between incarcerated people and the outside world. People on both side...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

18 May 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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At the Los Angeles County Jail, two men incarcerated on pending murder charges created a homegrown approach to improving the care and conditions of confinement for people with serious mental illness. Their approach is...

Truthout

Brian Dolinar

24 April 2021

Illinois, United States

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After incarcerated people, their families, and advocates pressured the state of Illinois to prioritize offering the Covid vaccines to those in prison, the rate of Covid transmission among the population significantly ...

The New York Times

Danya Issawi

Derek M. Norman

21 April 2021

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is the only state where no people incarcerated in prison died of COVID-19 in the first 12 months of the pandemic, and its infection rate is relatively low. The prisons took steps that other prison systems eith...

Think Global Health

Ted Alcorn

12 March 2021

Norway

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When Covid-19 threatened to disrupt Norway's correctional system, the country's prisons and jails were quick to pivot their practices to protect those who were incarcerated. Although it helped that the country's corre...

Rafu Shimpo

Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider

11 March 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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An educational program called ROOTS (Restoring Our Original True Selves) taught at San Quentin prison in Marin County, California, has transformed into the Literature Club due to the pandemic and has reached other nea...

New York Focus

Sam Mellins

5 March 2021

New York, United States

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Medically assisted treatment is proven to reduce fatal opioid overdoses, particularly among formerly incarcerated people. When people are denied treatment in jail or prison and then resume their previous doses once th...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

2 March 2021

Charleston, Maine, United States

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Mountain View Correctional Facility in Maine has turned its food service into a farm-to-table experience, sourcing healthier, more appetizing meals from its own apple orchard and vegetable garden and from local farmer...

The Frontier

Brianna Bailey

22 February 2021

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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The U.S. Department of Justice documented dangerous conditions in the Oklahoma County Detention Center that led to a 2009 court settlement requiring the county to staff and fund its jail adequately. But the Justice De...

Poynter

Julia Métraux

26 January 2021

United States

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In its first year, the Prison Journalism Project published hundreds of articles by more than 140 incarcerated writers in 28 states. The project provides journalism-skills training and then a platform for the work of i...

The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

19 January 2021

United States

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When the pandemic forced jails and prisons to ban educational classes and cut off visits between outsiders and their loved ones behind bars, some jailers opened their facilities to remote-learning and -visiting tools....

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Miles Green

12 January 2021

Arizona, United States

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Arizona's Inmate Wildfire Program trains incarcerated people to fight wildfires, paying them low prison wages to provide a critically needed service as wildfires grow more common. Members of the only all-female crew, ...

Grist

Anna Deen

23 December 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Solitary Gardens is an art project that protests prisons' solitary confinement conditions. Incarcerated people connect with volunteers on the outside who plant flowers, vegetables, or herbs in beds matching the tiny d...

Truthout

Elizabeth Hawes

12 December 2020

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Like other prisons, Minnesota's Shakopee Correctional Facility says it uses solitary confinement as punishment for violence or other misbehavior by incarcerated people, to provide safety, or to isolate people with men...

The Community Voice

Jazzlyn Johnson

8 December 2020

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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In its first year, Operation Liberation helped more than 30 people post bail to be released from the Jackson County Detention Center. The operation focuses on bailing Black people out of jail when their lack of money ...

The Intercept

Jordan Smith

26 November 2020

Tyler, Texas, United States

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Crisis-intervention and de-escalation trainings for police were meant to reform the criminal justice system's handling of people suffering from mental illness. But a lack of rigorous standards in the training and use ...

Belt Magazine

Kiran Misra

30 October 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As the first jail to serve as a polling place for the people incarcerated there, the Cook County Jail saw the highest number of votes cast in a primary election in decades during the spring primary. On two weekends of...

The Guardian

Juan Moreno Haines

Kevin Deroi Sawyer

28 October 2020

San Quentin, California, United States

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Two men incarcerated at San Quentin prison tell how the men incarcerated there held a mock presidential election, despite a pandemic-related lockdown and prison officials' failure to distribute ballots that had been s...

The GroundTruth Project

Aysha Khan

14 October 2020

California, United States

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Pillars of the Community hires people incarcerated in local California jails to register new incarcerated voters and conduct civic engagement education behind bars. Pillars, a faith-based criminal justice advocacy gro...

The GroundTruth Project

La Risa Lynch

13 October 2020

Cook County, Illinois, United States

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Many people who are currently incarcerated still retain the right to vote, and as the 2020 election approaches advocates in Illinois are making sure that those who are in Chicago’s Cook County Jail have access to ball...

New York Focus

Akash V. Mehta

12 October 2020

New York, New York, United States

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A key part of New York state's bail system reform legislation gave judges the ability to use alternative forms of bail designed to be more affordable to more people. But, by giving judges broad discretion, the law lef...

70 Million

Pamela Kirkland

21 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's Cook County Jail became the first jail in the nation in March to open a polling place behind bars, resulting in about 1,800 voters casting ballots, a sharp increase in voting by eligible voters in the jail. ...

The Crime Report

Jeremiah Bourgeois

16 September 2020

Washington, United States

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Washington's prison system cut by half the number of people held in solitary confinement by reducing its security system's reliance on the method and helping former solitary detainees transition back to the general po...

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