Interrogating Justice is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Our team of attorneys, advocates and allies take on some of the biggest legal, social and ethical justice-reform issues today. Our goal is simple: help shed light on the obstacles preventing our justice system from being just.

New York City Prison Costs Continue to Rise

A recent report shows that the annual cost to incarcerate one individual in New York City is more than half a million dollars.

Death in Leavenworth Prison Part of an Alarming Trend

Though the circumstances around Siavii’s death are unclear, he is now part of an alarming trend in American prisons: thousands of incarcerated individuals die each year while awaiting trial.

The BOP Said It Would Apply First Step Act Time Credits Today. Did It?

For more than a year, we’ve been told that the BOP would apply First Step Act time credits on Jan. 15, 2022. Were they telling the truth?

Yesterday’s FSA Announcement Receives Praise, Skepticism

Yesterday’s FSA announcement was viewed as good news, but people are also skeptical. That’s because there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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The U.S. Constitution guarantees everyone the right to a fair trial and the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. But these constitutional rights are meaningless if prosecutors, judges and prisons aren’t held accountable for wrongdoing.

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With 25% of the world’s prison population, the U.S. has one of the world’s worst mass-incarceration problems. There are many ways to end mass incarceration. But taking steps to end the unfair sentencing practices that created the problem is crucial.

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More than half a million people are released from prison every year. But three-quarters of them end up back in prison. Ending this cycle means creating and supporting in-prison programs that focus on the skills necessary for a successful reentry.

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“EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.” That phrase is engraved above the front entrance to the United States Supreme Court. But the concept is often missing from U.S. criminal justice system. Equal access to justice is essential to a fair and just legal system.

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Interrogating Justice seeks to shed light on the obstacles preventing our justice system from being just. Our team of attorneys, advocates and allies reflect those values.