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Debunked by Data: The Myth of Immigration and Crime

Is the U.S.’s focus on small-time immigration infringements leaving the nation more vulnerable?

How Massive Voter Disenfranchisement Decides American Elections

The disenfranchisement of convicted felons has altered the outcome of governors races, key senate races, and even presidential elections, says political science professor Marie Gottschalk.

'No Solitary Confinement for Juveniles or the Mentally Ill — At All.'

In prohibiting juvenile solitary confinement in federal prisons, President Barack Obama follows the advice of prison experts like Marie Gottschalk. Here she explains the "degrading and dehumanizing" harm caused by extreme isolation.

How Did the U.S. Become a Prison State? And How Do We Get Out?

You already know the statistics: The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country. But do you know why?