The Round-Up

Examining our country's addiction to mass incarceration

My Son Has Been In Prison For 30 Years. Parole Reform Could Bring Him Home.

Over three decades in prison my son has become a new man. If parole isn’t for him, then parole has to change.

By Sandra Berry-Hankins
November 29, 2016

It’s Time to Decriminalize Personal Drug Use and Possession. Basic Rights and Public Health Demand It.

When it comes to personal drug possession, the scales of justice are out of balance and need recalibration now.

By Tess Borden
October 14, 2016

No Review Necessary: Stop Using Private Prisons for Immigration Detention

The evidence is horrific and overwhelming: DHS must phase out the use of private prisons for immigration detention now.

By Carl Takei
August 31, 2016

End Prisons-for-Profit

A scathing report from the Justice Department's watchdog calls for “better oversight” of private prisons. That’s not enough.

By Carl Takei
August 12, 2016

To Make Black Lives Matter, We Must Tear Down the Case Law that Gave Police the Power to Stop, Search, and Abuse

Police reform will go only so far unless we take the movement to the courtroom and resuscitate the Fourth Amendment.

By Matthew Segal
July 27, 2016

WATCH: How Many Times Do Black People Have to Be Killed on Video Before We Reassess What We Are Doing on Race and Policing in America?

ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeff Robinson discusses how de-escalation training can help police avoid using deadly force.

By Jeffery Robinson
July 12, 2016

The Best Way of Stopping Out-of-Control Immigration Prosecutions Is to Avoid Them in the First Place

Federal prosecutors have discretion to prioritize cases. Border-crossers returning to their kids shouldn’t be on that list.

By Chris Rickerd
May 4, 2016

You Serve Your Time, Earn Your Freedom, Then the Job Market Shuts the Door in Your Face

Jason Hernandez had to take extreme measures to get around employers’ bias against former prisoners.

By Jason Hernandez
April 29, 2016

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