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Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
By Common Justice Staff on January 31, 2023

Tyre Nichols deserves to be here today. We must never forget his name or the names of countless others who were taken way too soon by a broken system. We must never forget the pain that...

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Mass Incarceration Homelessness NYC

Unhoused New Yorkers need more resources, not more police
By Malika Lubell-Doughtie on December 15, 2022

Mayor Adams announced a seemingly flippant plan to “help” street homeless New Yorkers who are struggling with mental health complexities by forcing individuals to hospitals for...

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Medical Neglect in New York City Jails and the Case for Decarceration
By Alice Hamblett on November 14, 2022

New York City’s jail system has recently received national attention for its abhorrent conditions and dismal care of people in custody. City records show that, during the month of...

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Violence Mass Incarceration Publication

We Need to Talk About How Incarceration Drives Suicide
By Common Justice Staff on September 30, 2022

In 2010, Kalief Browder was accused of stealing a backpack and jailed on Riker’s Island while awaiting trial but due to his family’s inability to post bail, Kalief remained incarcerated at...

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Violence Mass Incarceration News

VAWA's Solution to Fund the Police Harms Us All, Especially Women
By Common Justice Staff on September 20, 2022

By Chanda Daniels and Ina Kelleher This month marks 28 years since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law. Included as part of then-Senator Joe Biden’s 1994 Crime Bill,...

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Violence Racism Mass Incarceration Media

Black and Brown Men Who Cause Harm Deserve Same Media Treatment as Whites
By Common Justice Staff on September 1, 2022

For decades, the mainstream media has helped shape the narrative that Black and Brown men who cause harm are irredeemable and should be incarcerated. This has been done with dehumanizing...

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Mass Incarceration

The Abortion to Prison Pipeline: What Overturning Roe Means for Mass Incarceration
By Common Justice Staff on July 5, 2022

Written by Alice Hamblett and Tahirih Anthony On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, abolishing the constitutional right to abortion. After 50 years...

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Violence Mass Incarceration Media

Making the Connection: Replacement Theory, Mass Incarceration, & The Media
By Camryn Wimberly on June 10, 2022

The tragic killings that happened in Buffalo, NY in May, have given the media a clear window into how conservative news outlets have fueled a racist theory called “ replacement theory,”...

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FAVC Campaign

A Victory for the Fair Access to Victim Compensation Campaign in the New York City Council, but What’s Next?
By Joe Celestin on April 15, 2022

Since the fall of 2021, Common Justice has led the Fair Access to Victim Compensation coalition, advocating for changes to the way victim compensation funding is administered in New York...

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News

New Mayor, Same Old Mass Incarceration Problem
By D'Angelo Cameron on February 4, 2022

Eric Adams has been Mayor of New York City for a little more than a month and already his administration’s position around policing and public safety has been in opposition to progress the...

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