By Zachariah Oquenda, Root & Rebound Policy & Public Education Attorney

Shelter is a fundamental need for every human being. People with criminal records are no exception. …


Dear America,

Here we go again. We’re writing another statement about another Black person killed by police. When will the names Ayanna Stanley Jones, Tamir Rice, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and, now, Daunte Wright, matter? When will the criminal legal system tire of killing Black Indigenous…


Dear Community,

The recent killing of six Asian-American women and two others in Georgia has left us heartbroken. We know that racism, sexism, and xenophobia are at the core of this loss of life. …


Dr. King’s Legacy, Notions of Progress, and the War on Drugs in 2021

by Damali Robertson, Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. moved to Alabama in 1954. In his first major civil rights case, he pursued justice for 16-year-old Jeremiah Reeves. Jeremiah, a black man, was arrested for raping Mabel Ann Crowder, a white woman, in her home, although…


By Katherine Katcher & Rebecca Berry

(source)

As we are all aware, the 2020 presidential race was called last Friday by the Associated Press for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief about this much-needed change in federal leadership, but we all know this…


By Dr. Noel Vest, Andrew Winn, Sonja Tonnesen-Casalegno, and Emily Blake

Students at the University of California, Berkeley. (source)

Banning the Box Movement

The United States leads the world in incarceration and criminal convictions. Approximately seventy-one million, or roughly one in three adults, have criminal convictions and are subject to discrimination on the basis of that conviction. This is widely documented in…


Breonna Taylor (Source: Taylor Family)

The US criminal legal system has proven again that it serves an incomplete form of justice — justice without accountability — because it is a system never designed with Breonna Taylor, or people who look like her, in mind.

This week, a grand jury indicted Officer Brett Hankinson on three…


By Eliana Green, Root & Rebound’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, whose work is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Morgan Lewis and Bockius.

New York Liberty players standing in unity for the #SayHerName campaign. (Source)

On Saturday, July 26, 2020, the WNBA tipped off the season with a message all businesses and industries should add to their playbooks, especially the Cannabis Industry…


Abby Abinanti, Chief Justice of the Yurok Tribe.

“The more I consider the condition of the white men, the more fixed becomes my opinion that, instead of gaining, they have lost much by subjecting themselves to what they call the laws and regulations of civilized societies.”

Tomachichi, Creek Chief

Dear Human People,

Our story, the story of Tribal…


“If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! …

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Restoring power & resources to the communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform & litigation.

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