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State Policy Makers Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

See related story about the January 19 House committee testimony for HF 25 January 16, 2023 — A group of

  • 01/18/2023
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People in Politics: What Makes a Powerful Leader?

“Women naturally function more as a collective. There is power in numbers. When it is transactional, people who want to succeed think that dividing and conquering is how you do it. That is actually a colonized way of leading.”

  • 10/30/2022
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Legislating for Children

We talked to Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn (DFL–District 49B) about the status of legislation focused on children and families.

  • 09/27/2022
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What Success Looks Like After Incarceration

It is rare for women who have graduated from the program to return to prison.

  • 09/13/2022
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Reprint: The Police Are Defunding Minneapolis

The combination of these payouts and police misconduct settlements is approaching $150 million dollars. That’s more than three fourths of what the MPD’s budget was in 2020.

  • 09/09/2022
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Events: We Are All Criminals Illuminates Stories of Incarceration Around the Twin Cities

While one in four people in Minnesota (and across the nation) has a criminal record, four in four have a criminal history: that is, we are all criminals — and we’re also so much more.

  • 08/25/2022
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Why Incarceration Does Not Reduce Crime: Editor’s Letter and TOC

Data reveals the roots of why people are incarcerated — and indicates why prison might not be the solution.

  • 08/25/2022
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Great North Innocence Project

“If you are imprisoned and you are innocent of a crime, you can imagine that it just compounds the trauma.”

  • 08/25/2022
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A Home Filled With Love and Structure

I wish more people would be involved with this work and understand that people who commit crimes need help. We are not monsters.

  • 08/25/2022
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The Concept Behind Restorative Justice Minnesota

Getting funded requires a culture shift in society, she says. “A recognition that incarceration does not work. We do not acknowledge the reality of where the harm is coming from.”

  • 08/25/2022
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August 2022 In the News: Transforming Justice

“It became clear to me that any program addressing the violence women had committed would also need to address the aggression and violence they had personally experienced.”

  • 08/24/2022
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Women in Politics Series: Sen. Mary Kunesh on Educating Decision-Makers

This ongoing series of conversations with Minnesota women about their engagement in politics was created as a collaboration between Amra

  • 08/18/2022