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How this city’s top prosecutor uses the arts to support criminal justice reform

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A program to support artists who have served prison time is just one example of “progressive prosecution” Continue reading

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

Exonerated prisoners face uphill climb to regain their lives

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Only 29 states and Washington, D.C. have laws that provide compensation for people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes after their release. Continue reading

Broke California Struggles to Maintain Prisons

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A large prison riot in Chino, California earlier this month highlighted a major problem facing the state of California: as it makes major budget cuts,…read more

Obama, Cheney Take Policy Dispute to the Airwaves

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In this panel with NewsHour correspondent Judy Woodruff, analysts weigh in on the debate over closing Guantanamo and interrogation techniques, after President Obama and former…read more

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