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.

Federal Prisons Fail to Address Prisoners’ Religious Rights

The Federal Prisons Chaplaincy program is failing to meet the needs of federal prisoners, with major groups underrepresented.

Use-Of-Force and Duty-To-intervene still leave room for excessive force

The use-of-force and duty-to-intervene standards in policing leave room for excessive force. They also may be targeting certain groups.

Explainer: What the Concept of restorative justice really means

The concept of restorative justice is a bit different than how it is used as a term. What is restorative justice? Here is a breakdown.

Explainer: Three Strikes Laws and Their Effects

a federal and state “three strikes law, strikes down repeat offenders behind bars for life. . The intent behind enacting these harsh laws is that it will deter habitual offenders and thus reduce the crime rate. However, this law came with a price of mass incarceration, huge trial costs, and overburdening the courts.

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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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