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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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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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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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Silence Is Violence: Hiding Deaths in City Jails Emboldens Lawmakers to Keep Ignoring Incarcerated New Yorkers
By Alice Hamblett on June 15, 2023

Last fall, Common Justice published a blog post on the pervasiveness of medical neglect in New York City...

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Jordan Neely Should be Alive Today: How Elected Officials’ Attempts to Promote “Public Safety” Have Failed New Yorkers
By Common Justice Staff on May 16, 2023

The recent murder of Jordan Neely, a young unhoused Black man living with mental health complexities, on...

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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...

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