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Solitary Confinement Is A Problem, Not A Solution

Solitary confinement is almost taboo to talk about. No one wants to think about what happens in the secluded areas of our prison system. But various studies have confirmed what some of us already knew: keeping people in solitary is an urgent mental health and public safety issue.

April 30, 2019

School Police Report Spotlights Need for LB390

Our findings make it clear that Nebraska schools employing school police must implement training and program requirements in LB390 to protect both students' civil rights and parents' rights. We thank Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks for introducing and prioritizing this critical legislation.

March 20, 2019

Protections Needed for LGBTQ Nebraskans at Work

What many fail to understand is that being gay is part of who I am; being gay is not all that I am. I do not want special treatment, but I do want to be treated fairly. I want to compete without the deck being stacked against me, and I do not want to leave my home state to have that opportunity.

February 26, 2019

Breastfeeding Behind Bars

The First Step Act, recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, included some small but important steps to address the unique needs of America’s incarcerated women.

February 6, 2019

The Prison Lawsuit: David vs. Goliath

It’s been over a year since the filing of our historic federal class action challenging dangerous overcrowding and unconstitutional conditions of confinement in Nebraska’s crisis-riddled prison system.

January 8, 2019 Criminal Justice

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