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On this edition of Your Call: What are the demands of prisoners who are striking across the country?

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How far have we come in reforming criminal justice, and what will it take to change the system? With 2.2 million people behind bars, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Still, that number is at a two-decade low, according to a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics report.

Innovations in supporting survivors of violent crime

Aug 28, 2017

August 28, 2017: Survivors of violent crime often suffer from the lingering effects of trauma for the rest of their lives. 

City Visions: Are criminal justice reforms working?

May 8, 2017
Rightoncrime.com

  Host Ethan Elkind moderates a debate on criminal justice reforms in California.  Two bills that would eliminate bail are headed for the state legislature, championed by advocacy groups seeking to reduce incarcerations and to make sentencing laws more flexible and equitable.