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America Beyond Bars: The Importance of Abolition
By Candacé King on February 22, 2024

Black History Month is not only an opportunity to celebrate the beauty, excellence, and culture of Black...

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Common Justice Reflects on Governor Kathy Hochul’s FY 2025 Executive Budget Proposal
By Alice Hamblett on February 7, 2024

Each year, the Governor’s proposed budget sets the tone for several months of negotiations in Albany....

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Transparency not Gatekeeping Keeps Us Safe
By Candacé King on February 5, 2024

Lately Mayor Eric Adams has been working overtime to make it easier for police to harm Black and Brown...

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Prisons’ Carbon Footprint: How Climate Change & Mass Incarceration Go Hand-in-Hand
By Athena Abdien on February 2, 2024

The fight to stop climate change cannot excludeprisons’greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside the...

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Unlocking Redemption: Releasing Individuals from Prison in New York
By Tahirih Anthony on January 23, 2024

In a worldthat heralds rehabilitation and second chances as essential components of a just society, it's...

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Common Justice Celebrates Signing of Fair access to victim compensation bill
By Common Justice Staff on December 18, 2023

After Common Justice’s years-long advocacy, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation that will end...

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Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence, Funding Gaps & Legislation
By Tahirih Anthony on October 27, 2023

Domestic Violence (DV) survivors often find themselves in dire need of support, from shelter and legal...

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Everyone Deserves the Right to Heal: Why We Need to Make Compensation Accessible for All
By Candacé King on October 5, 2023

Over the last two years, Common Justice led the organizing and advocacy campaign for Fair Access to...

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Police are not equipped to handle mental health crises
By Candacé King on September 22, 2023

Daniel Prude should have been celebrating 45 years of life this week,but Rochester police officers...

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What is Common Justice Reading?
By Common Justice Staff on August 30, 2023

This summer, Common Justicepresents a handpicked selection of literary gems that delve into the...

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