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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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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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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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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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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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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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Police Don't Belong At Pride
By D'Angelo Cameron on June 25, 2021

The Pride we know started as a protest against police violence. For the past 25 years, the New York Police Department (NYPD) has marched in the legendary New York City Pride parade....

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More Police Is Not The Answer To Gun Violence
By D'Angelo Cameron on May 26, 2021

As gun violence spikes in cities like New York, many are looking to mass incarceration to solve the issue instead of addressing the root causes of violence. With life adjusting to the new...

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What Cancel Culture Shares with Incarceration
By Emilce Quiroz on April 12, 2021

Instead of asking for a lifetime of punishment, we need to provide pathways towards redemption. Cancel culture has been a popular topic in recent years because of its rise on social media....

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