RESOURCE TOOLKIT: Take Action to End Mass Criminalization & Incarceration

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Our criminal legal system is hurting us. The U.S. represents just 5 percent of the world’s population, but it represents nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison population. The overuse of probation and parole, use of mandatory sentences, use of
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FACT SHEET: It’s Time to End Cash Bail

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On any given day, there are approximately 630,000 people in local jails awaiting court dates. The difference between preparing for trial while being held in a local jail and preparing for trial at home comes down to one thing: cash
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FACT SHEET: Rethinking America’s Felonies & Misdemeanors

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Crimes in the U.S. are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors, with little to no flexibility for less serious offenses. Misdemeanors generally carry a sentence of one year or less in jail while felonies can carry a sentence of more
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