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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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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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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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News

Our Statement on Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address
By Jessica Persaud on January 6, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address. 

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Mass Incarceration

Mass Incarceration and Climate Change Are Not Separate Issues
By Emilce Quiroz on December 2, 2021

If we don’t dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mass incarceration, Black and Brown communities in the U.S.and internationally will pay the price.

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Violence

Surviving Invisibility
By D'Angelo Cameron on October 16, 2021

Our public safety system is ill-equipped to find missing Black people or intervene in domestic violence.

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Mass Incarceration

The Case to Close Rikers
By Jessica Persaud on October 13, 2021

For far too long, the atrocities at Rikers Island Jail have gone unaddressed. We must decarcerate and close it. Eerily close to the 50th anniversary of the Attica riots, Rikers Island has...

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Racism

The Big Apple Has Homelessness—Not Just Dreams and Rich Lifestyles
By Terri Daniels on September 28, 2021

NYC is experiencing a housing crisis, with those who identify as LGBTQIA+ being most impacted. New York City is portrayed as the city of dreams, fashion, sex, food, and freedom; however,...

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The Privilege of Sheltering in Place
By Aliya Brown on August 30, 2021

Stay-at-home orders across the country have implications for our most vulnerable.

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How We Can Overcome the Inevitable Stigmas of a Crisis
By Aliya Brown on August 2, 2021

Learning from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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