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Jun 13, 2019
Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Jayapal co-sponsor historic Palestinian children’s human rights bill
(Mondoweiss)
A number of lawmakers have come out in support of legislation that seeks to end Israel’s military detention practices against Palestinian children.
Jun 13, 2019
Screening aims to evoke dialogue on healing justice
(The Register Herald)
A film about restorative justice draws a crowd in West Virginia.
Jun 12, 2019
Sanders accuses Trump of 'racist child prisons'; similar program existed under Obama
(ABC News)
President Trump is sending migrant children to an army base that was once used as an internment camp.
Jun 11, 2019
Marijuana, landlords and horse racing: What Arizona Gov. Ducey decided on final bills
(Arizona Republic)
Governor Ducey vetos criminal justice reform legislation in Arizona.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver immigration advocates prepare for more buses from the border
(Denverite)
Hundreds of Denverites have expressed interest in lending a hand.
Jun 11, 2019
Denver to host 44 more asylum seekers transported from New Mexico this week
(Denver Post)
AFSC and Casa de Paz help support asylum seekers passing through Colorado.
Jun 10, 2019
Prison reform bill vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey
(13 News)
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey vetoes legislation that would have reformed part of the state's sentencing laws.
Jun 10, 2019
Reports of Dangerous Prison Conditions Prompt Calls for Removal of AZ Corrections Director
(Tucson Weekly )
Advocates are calling for the removal of the Corrections Director after an investigation of the prisons.
Jun 7, 2019
Criminal expungements a possibility for more West Virginians
(WV Metro News)
Thousands of people in West Virginia convicted of certain feloniy misdemeanor convictions now have a possible way to see their criminal records cleared.
Jun 7, 2019
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement
(Register-Herald)
West Virginians with qualifying nonviolent felonies may now petition for expungement.
Jun 6, 2019
Locals to trek to Florida to protest conditions at detention center
(Gazette Net)
Massachusetts residents travel to Homestead to protest the horrific conditions at the migrant children’s detention center.
Jun 4, 2019
House passes measure to help migrants stay in US, despite veto threat
(NorthJersey.com)
The House of Representatives passes legislation that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated two million-plus immigrants.
Jun 2, 2019
As Juana waits: Asheboro woman has spent two years in Greensboro church to avoid deportation
(Greensboro News and Record)
Juana Luz Tobar Ortega has been in sanctuary in North Carolina for more than two years.
May 31, 2019
New Hampshire will live without the death penalty
(Concord Monitor)
The campaign to abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire has deep roots.
May 31, 2019
Arnie Alpert Helped Make Death Penalty ‘History’
(InDepthNH)
AFSC's Arnie Alpert spent years working to end the death penalty in New Hampshire.
May 31, 2019
For Death Penalty Opponents, Repeal Victory in N.H. Has Been A Long Time Coming
(New England Public Radio)
After decades of advocacy, the death penalty has finally been repealed in New Hampshire.
May 30, 2019
N.H. Abolishes Death Penalty, As Legislature Overturns Gov.'s Veto
(WBUR)
With a Senate vote, the New Hampshire Legislature has banned capital punishment.
May 30, 2019
Officials and Community Groups Call for Audit of County Sheriff’s Office
(Post News)
The coalition demanding the audit has gained momentum in the wake of reports of 33 in-custody deaths at the Alameda County jail since 2014.
May 30, 2019
Police Unlock AI's Potential to Monitor, Surveil and Solve Crimes
(Wall Street Journal)
Law enforcement agencies like the New Orleans Police Department are adopting artificial-intelligence based systems to analyze surveillance footage.
May 28, 2019
Guards block children from delivering letters of support to migrant kids jailed at prison camp
(Daily Kos)
Children from across the U.S. wrote nearly 3,000 letters of support to children jailed at the prison camp for migrant kids in Homestead, Florida.
May 28, 2019
WV Law Praised for Lifting Ban on SNAP Benefits
(Public News Service)
People with drug felony convictions will again be able to recieve food assistance.
May 27, 2019
Thousands of students wrote letters to migrant kids. Did the government deliver them?
(Miami Herald)
Activists try to deliver hundreds of letters from children to the young people detained in the Homestead detention center.
May 24, 2019
The South LA Community Farm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
(LA Sentinel)
Los Angeles residents gather at the South LA Community Farm ribbon cutting ceremony.
May 23, 2019
Juana's story: Seeking sanctuary in a US church
(Al Jazeera)
Two filmmakers document a woman's battle to avoid being separated from her family.
May 22, 2019
Scandal-Plagued Arizona Prosecutor Won't Release Records, Lawsuit Alleges
(The Appeal)
A lawsuit is filed against Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office over its alleged lack of transparency.

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