Using Reformative Justice to Heal

History of the American Criminal Justice System Today, the US is home to 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s incarcerated population. This didn’t happen overnight but came as a consequence of the United States’ approach to crime. Preceding the American Revolution, there was no formal method of criminal justice in the […]

The Argument for Bail Reform

Breaking News In a huge victory for lovers of justice all over the country, California has passed a sweeping reform bill that abolishes cash bail. Cash bail is the system that requires a deposit of money from criminal defendants to guarantee that they will return to court if they want to be released from jail […]

Locked Away: The Problem With Minimum Sentencing

According to the Bill of Rights, every American citizen is given the right to a fair and speedy trial. But what happens when the country becomes so wrapped up in the “War on Drugs” that these amendments become forgotten? Unfortunately, due to the implication of minimum sentencing laws, federal judges are only allowed to give […]