A Community Response to Pretrial Detention

A Community Response to Pretrial Detention

Community bail funds are an innovative challenge to a trenchant problem in the American criminal legal system: pretrial detention of people who have not yet been convicted of crimes they have been charged with. On any given day, half a million people who haven’t been...
Rethinking the Use of the Clemency Power

Rethinking the Use of the Clemency Power

Political leaders should begin utilizing clemency more often in order to address systemic injustices in the criminal legal system. Clemency, the executive’s power to pardon or reduce the sentence of a person convicted of a crime, has a long history in American law. In...