Brown Picks Becerra for Attorney General

California’s wily governor just pulled a fast one with his announcement Thursday that he was appointing U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles to replace Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris when she moves to … [Read More...]

8 Ways Jeff Sessions Could Change Criminal Justice

Under Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican reported to be President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, the Justice Department — like much of the federal government — is poised to … [Read More...]

Standing with Standing Rock

Personal Reflections From The Cannon Ball River The following is not a comprehensive history of the story that is being told along the Cannon Ball. It is my witness – a partial witness – of that … [Read More...]

In Trump’s America: How Much Will Blacks Lives Matter Now?

Roosevelt Institute Fellow, MSNBC pundit, Columbia University professor, author (the upcoming The Three Faces of Unions) – Dorian Warren is or has been all these things, along with chairing the Center … [Read More...]

Trump Sets Private Prisons Free

Going into Election Day, few industries seemed in worse shape than America’s private prisons. Prison populations, which had been rising for decades, were falling. In 2014, Corrections Corporation of … [Read More...]

Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve

As terrific as Donald J. Trump has been for the stock market, he has been absolutely spectacular for a troubled niche: companies that run for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers for … [Read More...]

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