Fair Punishment Project is a joint initiative of Harvard Law School's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute and the Criminal Justice Institute.
Nevada may be on track to abolish the death penalty this month. But two Democratic state senators who also work as prosecutors have stalled the legislation, which state DAs strongly oppose.
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In partnership with @Oaklandside : In 2019, CA passed a law mandating the release of records related to police misconduct. Since then, police unions have filed at least 20 separate lawsuits in county courts to prevent public access to the files.
Only 7 percent of Connecticut renters have access to counsel in eviction proceedings, compared to 81 percent of landlords. CT lawmakers should pass the statewide renters’ right-to-counsel bill to help tenants remain in their homes.
Postal officials have suspended mail delivery to Mar Vista Gardens, a public housing complex in LA. Residents must pick up mail at a facility more than a mile away. Organizers call it "a political attack on the Latino and African American community.”
80% of voters support $2,000 stimulus checks. When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin suggested he might not support them, radio ads and billboards went up against him, and he quickly changed course.
UPDATE: The Monroe County medical examiner has ruled Prude’s death a homicide due to complciations from "asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint."
BREAKING: The Austin City Council voted to purchase a hotel to permanently house people experiencing chronic homelessness using money diverted away from the police budget