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The RESTORE Act was developed by DC Justice Lab and Councilmember Christina Henderson. If enacted, it would dramatically simplify the process for sealing or expunging a criminal record (obviating the need to hire an attorney in an ordinary case) and significantly expand the number of people eligible for...

The Unlock the Box Campaign is a coalition of organizations and movement leaders who partner with state and local campaigns across the United States with the common goal of ending the use of solitary confinement for all people....

In April 2019, the District Task Force on Jails & Justice, an independent body of 26 members, launched a major effort to ensure that any jail in D.C. is only one part of a just and equitable system. The Task Force committed to a process...

As part of an effort to remedy the District’s alarming incarceration rate, 1 DC Justice Lab recommends repealing all mandatory minimum statutes in Washington, D.C. Abolishing mandatory minimums is supported by the majority of voters. According to the ACLU, 72% of Americans would be more likely to vote...

Much of what has been normalized and accepted as necessary in policing does not answer genuine public safety needs but rather reflects the often-unthinking perpetuation of a system designed to control and exploit, rather than empower and nurture people – especially Black and Latinx people....

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