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Learning From Global Thought Leaders

Editor Mikki Morrissette recently attended the global, virtual @SkolFoundation three-day conference focused on “Closing the Distance.” Here are a few

  • 04/17/2021
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Action = Change: Police Reform Legislation

April 15 — From a story by Axios: Black people are killed by police at higher rates than white people in

  • 04/15/2021
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April 7: Advocacy Updates from WoMN Act

Advocacy updates related to equity and justice

  • 04/07/2021
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“Prison By Any Other Name”

Prisons and penitentiaries (derived from the word penitent) were considered by early Christians as a way for people to reflect on their sins in isolation and emerge obedient. Eventually, Schenwar and Law write, the mission of penitence evolved into “the need to establish racialized control.”

  • 04/06/2021
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April 22: Virtual Forum on MMIR

We are building a conversation with some of the women featured in our April issue about the Missing and Murdered

  • 03/23/2021
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$3 Million Donation for Police Reform Efforts

The Pohlad Foundation will invest in innovations in public safety, law enforcement, anti-racism work, and is seeking applicants from the seven-county metro area.

  • 03/10/2021
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The Sentencing Project Report

Over 10,000 people are still serving life for crimes committed when they were under 18-years-old.

  • 03/10/2021
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View: Accountability, Punishment & Cancel Culture

Punishment culture encourages the view that an individual deserves harm — that the individual person is a “bad” person. Punishment marks someone as not worthy of belonging.

  • 03/09/2021
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Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

  • 02/25/2021
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Reducing the Risk of Deportation

If an immigrant is convicted even of a non-violent or minor offense, many years later that conviction can lead to deportation orders.

  • 02/25/2021
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The Statewide Push for Police Reform

Over the last five years, 60 percent of officer-involved shootings occur in Greater Minnesota.

  • 02/25/2021
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Visual Q&A: March 18

Transforming Justice: From Education to Police & Prison Reform, a live reporting event

  • 02/25/2021