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Fines and Fees Are a Barrier to Criminal Record-Clearing Article
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Fines and Fees Are a Barrier to Criminal Record-Clearing

Jurisdictions can take several steps to eliminate the financial barriers imposed by fines and fees, which would help system-impacted individuals clear their records and reenter society.

Gus Tupper, Akua Amaning, Jaboa Lake

The Facts on Progressive Prosecutors Fact Sheet
A courthouse stands on the downtown square of Jasper, Indiana, April 2015. (Getty/Universal Images Group/Education Images)

The Facts on Progressive Prosecutors

A growing number of prosecutors are shifting away from an overly punitive vision of safety and justice and toward alternatives to incarceration that promote equitable and prevention-oriented responses within the criminal justice system.

Allison Young

What You Need To Know About Ending Cash Bail Fact Sheet
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What You Need To Know About Ending Cash Bail

Cash bail criminalizes poverty, fuels mass incarceration, and disproportionately affects communities of color. States and localities are increasingly pursuing opportunities for reform.

Lea Hunter

Congress Should Repeal the Ban on Pell Grants Article
Incarcerated students at Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland, discuss proposals for prison reform with students from Georgetown University, June 2016. (Getty/The Washington Post/Lucian Perkins)

Congress Should Repeal the Ban on Pell Grants

Congress has the opportunity to repeal the ban on Pell Grants and breathe fresh air into higher education programs inside of state and federal prisons.

Brent J. Cohen

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