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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Honoring Four Women’s Efforts to End Gun Violence
By Candacé King on March 28, 2024

When it comes to the movement for Black and brown liberation, women have been making history every day...

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The Return of Broken Windows Policing
By Cade Terada on March 25, 2024

New York City is seeing a return of broken windows-style policing, which former mayor Rudy Giuliani...

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Common Justice 2024 Legislative Priority Spotlight: The Treatment Not Jail Act
By Alice Hamblett on March 22, 2024

Prisons and jails have and will continue to fail to keep us safe. Instead, they foster violence and...

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Celebrating Women’s Voices: Book and Podcast Recommendations for Women’s History Month
By Havann Brown on March 8, 2024

As we step into Women’s History Month, Common Justice honors the diverse and powerful narratives of...

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A Police State Doesn't Make Us Safer: Shame on Hochul's 5-Point Subway Public Safety Plan
By Common Justice Staff on March 6, 2024


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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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