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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The town that adopted trauma-informed care—and saw a decrease in crime and suspension

Empathy and redemption are far more effective than punishment and incarceration.

Can the prison system be transformed? Shaka Senghor and #Cut50

A new campaign to be launched on March 26 aims to cut the U.S. prison population in half by 2025.

Violence as a theological problem

Deeply ingrained in the religious consciousness of the United States is the belief that retribution is God’s will.

Restoring justice to America

The United States is a violent nation. The police are part of this problem. They have to be part of the solution.

They burn clean and leave only ashes: transforming San Quentin

In one of the world’s most infamous institutions, rage and pain are channeled into personal empowerment and the reform of the prison-industrial complex. 

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