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.

Having Autism in Prison Makes Incarceration Unbearable

People with autism in prison are more vulnerable to violence, manipulation and sexual abuse due to developmental needs.

NYC Mayor-Elect Highlights Chasm in Criminal Justice Reform

New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams vows to reimagine criminal justice reform in the name of public safety.

Rhode Island Appoints Formerly Incarcerated Person To Parole Board

A formerly incarcerated person was appointed to the Rhode Island Parole Board for the first time. It’s a story that needs to make headlines.

Biden Draws Criticism On Approach to Clemency After Turkey Pardon

President Biden rubbed some advocates the wrong when during the turkey pardon last week. As he said, they’re “just turkeys.”

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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.