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Let's Bring More Nuance, Evidence to Debate Discussions

A narrowed field of 10 candidates took the debate stage Thursday night in Houston. Before they meet next, here’s our take on what’s missing from discussions of health care affordability, gun violence research, the opioid crisis, student debt, and criminal justice reform.

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Reforming a Broken Probation and Parole System

A groundbreaking new report reveals nearly 1 in 4 people any given day are incarcerated in state prison for violating probation or parole, costing states more than $9.3 billion a year.

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Transforming Prisons

More than 1.5 million Americans are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, yet in many ways, our country remains in the dark about life inside. This default punishment has led to overcrowded cells, budget shortfalls, and conditions that breed violence. As people across the nation demand a better system, there’s a push to come up with more humane approaches and seek out the voices of those who live and work in prisons to help shape what the future could look like.

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