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"Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School," by Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica, December 22, 2020
"Seattle looks at new ‘poverty defense’ for misdemeanors," by Amy Radil, KUOW, December 08, 2020
"When Falling Behind on Rent Leads to Jail Time," by Maya Miller, Ellis Simani, and Benjamin Hardy, ProPublica, October 26, 2020
"Curing America’s Addiction to Overcriminalization," by Brett Tolman, Bloomberg Law, October 19, 2020
"Pittsburgh schools play outsized role in overcriminalization of Black youth, new report shows"," by Sophie Burkholder, Public Source, September 14, 2020
"Arizona Man Faces 8 Years In Prison For Not Returning Rental Car On Time," by Meg O'Connor, The Appeal, September 16, 2020
"Editorial: No more suspending licenses for unpaid fees, fines," by Gazette Editorial Board, The Daily Gazette, August 29, 2020
"What Marijuana Legalization Would Mean for Criminal Justice in Arizona," by Alexander Lekhtman, Filter, August 24, 2020
"Opinion: When America's schools reopen, police don't belong there," by Marc Schindler, The Hill, August 15, 2020
"Why are we still policing cannabis?," by Robert Solomon and Daniele Piomelli, The Hill, August 13, 2020
"‘Over-Enforcement’ During Pandemic Drives More Homeless into Jail," by Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report, August 14, 2020
"Possible shot at freedom for lifer who stole hedge clippers," by Kevin McGill, Star Tribune, August 13, 2020
"INSIGHT: Handcuffs Over Homework—The Criminalization of Black Girls," by Rebecca Epstein and Yasmin Vafa, Bloomberg Law, August 12, 2020
"California’s Attorney General Condemns Murder Charges Over a Stillbirth," by Jacey Fortin, New York Times, August 11, 2020
"Michigan Judge Ends Probation For Black Teen Who Was Jailed For Not Completing Her Homework," by Dawn R. Wolfe, The Appeal, August 11, 2020