Many 16-year-olds spend their birthdays with their family and friends. I spent my 16th birthday this past March trapped in solitary confinement.
The last year was a relentless attack on civil rights and civil liberties emanating from the highest echelons of political power and emboldening state and local leaders to act in ways previously unimaginable.
Nevertheless, we persisted, we resisted, and we achieved important progress.
Broke In A Broken System–Too Many Nebraskans Are Still Sitting In Jail Just Because They Can't Afford Their Court Fines And Fees
No one should be in jail simply because of the size of their bank account. Yet in Nebraska and around the country, thousands of individuals are simply too poor to pay fines and fees issued by the courts.
For a poor Nebraskan in a county jail, one month of calls with your family might cost more than driving to the jail for a visit.
Students of all colors, races, religions, sexual orientations, genders, and immigration statuses need a quality education.
For more than five years, the female jail population has been the fastest growing correctional population in the United States