John Legend and Rashad Robinson: End money bail now

Dismantling the commercial bail industry is a steep hill to climb. Prosecutors, mayors, legislators and governors across the country are responding to the community-led movement for bail reform and reconsidering the role of money bail in our justice system.

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New Federal Prison Policies May Put Books and Email on Ice

World Book and Copyright Day falls on April 23rd each year. To mark the occasion, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, observed that "Books are at the intersection of some of the most essential human freedoms, primarily freedom of expression and freedom to publish. These are fragile freedoms. "

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Historic Resolution Agreement Made in Alabama to Reform Money Bail

A historic Resolution Agreement was reached yesterday with the United States Department of Justice and the Tenth Judicial District of Alabama, requiring the use of risk-based assessments and pretrial alternative services rather than monetary means to determine which defendants are released prior to trial.

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Alternative Facts

Our national conversation can be a little bleak these days. Continually fighting the good fight – against poverty, inequality in our justice system, or any of your own personal causes – can be exhausting, frustrating and downright infuriating. So, here’s your chance to join us for a little levity and add some color back to our national picture.

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Stephanie Storey
Balt’s Ride for Equal Justice

One of our board members, Alfred Baltazar “Balt” Baca, is currently training for a cross-country bike ride to raise money for Equal Justice Under Law. He’s been in training for a couple of months to ride his bike from San Diego to St. Augustine (about 2900 miles) over 52 days with Bubba’s Pampered Peddlers. The ride will start on March 2nd.

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Victory for Kettle Falls Five

This dismissal ends more than five years of unjustified prosecution against a family whose only ‘crime’ was treating their own medical conditions in compliance with Washington State medical marijuana laws. This is a victory not only for this family, but for all medical marijuana patients across the country.

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