The Vera Institute of Justice finds that the number of people in pretrial detention is rising even as crime rates fall. The report shows that this type of detention has an especially severe effect on marginalized communities — like poor
ICE agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can’t do so without judicial warrants or orders, according to a directive from the NYS Office of Court Administration. A report by our grantee Immigrant Defense Project found 178
The Legislature revamped a law that kept evidence from defendants. Prosecutors now must show their hands earlier. The overhauled law, written largely by public defenders and advocated for by the Katal Center and VOCAL-NY, will fundamentally transform how trials are
The New Yorker featured the case of Suny Rodriguez, an asylum seeker from Honduras who, with the help of ASAP, successfully sued the government for the abuses faced by her and her son while being held in family detention. Read
Christina Fialho, co-founder of Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC), offers insight into the abuses of our current immigrant detention system and how community-based alternatives to detention, such as her Revolving Immigration Detention Bond Fund, offer a more humane and cost
Welcoming America's Executive Director, Rachel Peric, spoke with WABE's Jim Burress about Atlanta's new regional welcoming plan. Listen to the discussion here.
In "All Serious Criminal Cases Deserve Podcast-Style Scrutiny," Liz Vartkessian notes that careful investigation of a conviction, theoretically guaranteed to all facing capital charges, can mean the difference between life and death. However, this type of scrutiny is done almost
The California-based non-profit is changing its name to Freedom for Immigrants to better reflect its mission to free all people from the bonds of immigration detention.
Stephanie Gibbs of Safe Passage Project, as well as Irma Solis from NYCLU, speak about how the Department of Justice, ICE, and the local police are violating due process of immigrant children on the podcast "Pod Save the People." Listen