Whitney Malcolm is an intern at Reason Foundation.
Florida should abolish capital punishment, not make it easier
In Florida, 30 people have been exonerated while they were awaiting execution since 1972.
Louisiana has been detaining people beyond their legal release dates for over a decade
Louisiana’s routine practice of overdetention is not only unjust, but it also comes at a steep cost to taxpayers.
Acquitted conduct sentencing is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court, Congress, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and individual states all have an opportunity to act on acquitted conduct sentencing.
As inflation rises, incarcerated people are paid less than 63 cents per hour for labor
Commissary prices may rise with inflation, but the wages paid to prisoners are rarely increased.
The SAFE-T Act’s impact on cash bail in Illinois
There is ample evidence that even short periods of pretrial detention can result in lost employment, severed social ties, a greater risk of conviction, and an increased likelihood of future criminal involvement.