Devastating Effects of Jailing People Pretrial

Dr. Sandra Smith, a researcher at Harvard University, interviewed people around the country about their experiences with the pre-trial system in the United States. Smith and her team found that the more time spent in pretrial detention, the greater likelihood a person has further contact with the penal system. The following article highlights stories of […]

Big Win For Virginia!

Voting rights have been immediately restored to 69,000 Virginians under the Reforms Restoration of Rights Process. Anyone who has previously served time in prison for felonies will regain several civil rights upon release— including the right to vote. ” Too many of our laws were written during a time of open racism and discrimination, and […]